Albion first-graders show mettle during downpour at zoo

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Gina Sidari, an Albion first grader, is all smiles at the Seneca Park Zoo today despite the constant rain.

Albion students watch the polar bear at the zoo in Rochester today.

ROCHESTER – Some schools cancelled. Too much rain.

Not the first grade class at Albion. Students, teachers and many of kids’ parents boarded school buses today and spent about two hours at the Seneca Park Zoo. It never stopped raining. Even some of the animals cowered behind their shelters, and didn’t venture into the open.

But first-graders did get to see two elephants, a polar bear, a rhino, seals, wolves and lots of other creatures.

I was able to join the group for the expedition. My daughter is in Mrs. Azzolino’s class.

We all left with soaked feet. I’m glad it wasn’t cancelled.

First-graders in Mrs. Azzolino’s class watch an elephant.