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05/14/14 — Candid camera: Wildlife style

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Candid camera: Wildlife style

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 14, 2014 1:46 PM

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Sam Dively, 12, Isabelle Vigneault, 13, Langley Barnes, 13, Charlie Dees, 13, and Pria Patel, 13, spread apple cores and rolls in a clearing near woods behind Wayne Country Day School where the class has been tracking wildlife. In addition to video and still photos the group looks for tracks and fur left behind from animals who visit. Seventh-grade science teacher Cathie Hooks, left, has used grant money to purchase tools and supplies for anthropological digs and nature studies.

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Langley Barnes opens a trail camera to retrieve the memory card. Students have been studying the habits of wild animals like deer and fox.

A Tri-County Electric Bright Ideas grant has given a class of seventh-graders at Wayne Country Day School the opportunity to combine a study of environmental and ecological science with North Carolina history. Cathie Hooks said her students set up...

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