Well, he's not teenage any more, Mijo turned 20 and the Rincon Rotary Celebrated by partnering with local nursery Green Things to refurbish his habitat with native plants. By teaching children how to care for a tortoise, providing it with food, water, habitat and enrichment, children learn the importance of responsibility and caring for others. This is also a creative way to discuss biology, environmental issues, geography, and a host of other important subjects.
Rincon Rotary's support is part of its Rotary LOCAL program, whose mission is to help improve the local community through educational outreach. Rotary LOCAL can provide manpower, resources from local business partners, or in some cases, direct financial support to teachers who apply for assistance.
To find out more about Rotary LOCAL and how it may be able to help you, go to rotarylocal.org. Primary support for Rotary LOCAL comes from the Rincon Rotary's annual fundraiser, The Tucson Taste of Chocolate.