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December 31, 2002

Children search for microorganisms on leaves in Gatorville Outdoor Classroom

Fourth-graders at an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland, search for microorganisms on leaves they placed in a pond in the Gatorville Outdoor Classroom. The students and their teacher collaborated to build Gatorville with a small grant from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Their teacher Kristi Cameron was awarded a Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching for the project in 2001, administered in part by the National Science Foundation. (Year of image: 2002)

Credit: Barry Myers

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