Students from Mr. Hoover's and Mr. Kaune's fifth grade classes at Montrose Elementary in Bexley, Ohio demonstrated today in front of their school to raise awareness of the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus' plight. The demonstration, while peaceful, included banners, armbands, essays, and fiery speeches on the school news show.
Demonstrators gatheres outside Montrose at 10:35am on Wednesday, April 1st:
Close-ups of signs:
Tentacle ribbon armbands show solidarity with the endangered tree octopus:
The event attracted the attention of the local media. Student demonstrators are shown here being interviewed by WBNS 10 (I'll update when/if the segment goes up on their site):
By all accounts the demonstration was a success, raising awareness across central Ohio and helping to save the tree octopus.
Students of Montrose: the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus thanks you for your pro-activism.