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  • Two students wearing waders in a stream inspect a seine.
    Western North Carolina’s Pigeon River is home to the endangered Appalachian elktoe mussel. Photo by Gary Peeples.

    Muddy Sneakers program aims to get kids outside

    November 2, 2008 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature – this week we’ll look at new movement to get kids outdoors. The early-morning rumble of diesel school buses echoes across the mountains again as another summer comes to a close and students head to school in stiff new jeans and spotless sneakers. Talk to a teacher about their work and the conversation eventually winds its way to testing and how it defines what gets taught.  Learn more...

  • Children inspect insects from the creek with a magnifying glass.
    Taking a closer look at stream insects. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Kids in the creek gets 8th graders’ feet wet

    July 27, 2008 | 2 minute read

    Transcript 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...

  • A dozen children check out small insects that were collected in the river.
    Students gathered around the macroinvertebrate table. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Connecting people with nature

    June 27, 2008 | 3 minute read

    Transcript 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...

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