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Brownies Participate inColumbia FROLab Program
Midwest Region, December 1, 2006
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 Brownie Troop 893 visited the Columbia FRO in December to catch a glimpse of the laboratory duties of a fisheries biologist.  The group is led by Elizabeth Wilson, a teacher from our neighboring building, Paxton Keeley Elementary. 

The girls began their afternoon adventure with a slide show of fish found in the Missouri River and then moved to the lab where they took a close up look at juvenile sturgeon under microscopes.  They also aged fish by looking at annuli rings in their scales, assembled a fish identification puzzle and made a fish print tee shirts using a sturgeon mold. 

The young ladies enjoyed their afternoon in the lab and were a buzz with excitement and discovery.  Their experience and can best be summed up by a quote from one budding young scientist “Looking at stuff under the microscope makes me feel like a smart grown up.”

Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov



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