A kindergarten student experiments with a floatable Josh the Otter in a container of water.

Darcy Hanley of the Punta Gorda Rotary Club visited Good Shepherd to present the Josh the Otter program this week. Josh the Otter is a water safety program for young children that emphasizes staying away from the water when adult supervision is not present and floating on one’s back if in trouble in the water. Good Shepherd and the Babcock Ranch Charter School are the two pilot programs in the area for the Josh the Otter program. Thanks to the Rotary Club for providing this vital training.