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  • Children inspect insects from the creek with a magnifying glass.

    Kids in the creek gets 8th graders' feet wet

    July 27, 2008 | 2 minute readTranscript It’s not very often 8th graders get to see their teacher kiss a fish, however, students from North Carolina’s Waynesville Middle School got to see language arts teach Phyllis Kapsalis pucker up and smack one on a northern hogsucker during a recent trip to the Pigeon River. Haywood County’s Kids in the Creek program gets every public school 8th grader in the county out of the classroom and into the Pigeon River to learn about streams and water quality. Learn more...

    Taking a closer look at stream insects. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

  • A dozen children check out small insects that were collected in the river.

    Connecting people with nature

    June 27, 2008 | 3 minute readTranscript Good morning and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. As we enter summer, this week we’ll look at a growing movement to get kids outside. We’re blessed on our street with fourteen kids between 2 and 18, turning our residential street into an extension of everyone’s living room. This year’s crop of 17-year cicadas had everyone excited for a couple of weeks. Kids walked up and down the street, filling plastic containers with the abandoned shells of juvenile insects. Learn more...

    Students gathered around the macroinvertebrate table. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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