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Centennial Trail boardwalk at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Information iconThe suction-cup-like mouth of a sea lamprey. (Photo: T. Lawrence/Great Lakes Fishery Commission/Creative Commons)

How can you turn the tuned out into nature fans? Show them something “icky.” Once they say, “Yuck, gross,” you have them. Learn more. 

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A black bear in a flowery meadow
Information icon American black bear at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine. (Photo: Keith Ramos/USFWS)