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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Elementary school kids dig nature on Sea Day, literally


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Ranger Tory Houser shows students from Evergreen Elementary School the skull of a bear and talks about identifying characteristics of the skull.

How many times can you tell your kid to go play in the ocean and mean it? At least once a year for U.S. Forest Service and school staff.

On May 9, teachers, parents and Forest Service employees taught 82 kindergarten through third grade students about tidepool sea life, tree identification, animal skulls and fur, digging clams and more at Shoemaker Bay during low tide.

"Today, you guys are going to help me get some clams and we're going to send them out to have them tested (for toxins). Who's gone clam digging before?" said Kim Wickman, IGAP technician with the Wrangell Cooperative Associat...

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