By Susan Hiland
Children at Padan Elementary School knew what a sea lion was thanks to the recent stopover by “Mr. Leisure,” a sea lion that made his way up the Delta last week for a visit in Vacaville.
Thursday was a special day at the school because it was Christmas in March for some of the children in the first- and fifth-grade classrooms. Officials from the Marine Mammal Center came and gave the children some hands-on experience with how to help marine animals get well so they can be returned to their native habitats.
“This was a continuation from Christmas, so that they get a Christmas gift in March,” said Robin Miller, social media and online specialist for NorthBay Healthcare, which coordinated the activity.