As a class at Once Upon A Time Childcare Center we talked about what Roots & Shoots is and how it is applied in our projects. The children helped to brainstorm ideas for our first project, protecting animals. The children have decided to help protect the wildlife through the Defenders of Wildlife Foundation. We decided to adopt a baby penguin named, Sprinkles! The kids were very determined to help make Sprinkles feel comfortable in our classroom. The Defenders of Wildlife Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural environment. With these donations we wish to protect the animals wildlife and wild lands along with reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting clean energy and protecting our adopted animal's, the penguin, natural habitat from being exposed to increased fossil fuel development such as oil drilling in the Arctic.