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Lessons in the Wetlands

By Thomas Patterson – Statesman Journal – November 26, 2011
A school bus pulled up to the Wetlands Education Center, and the excited yet studious young members of the Junior Naturalist Club tumbled out. They laminated their nametags, readied their notebooks and hit the trail to document the diverse ecosystem of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro. “Our educational programs are a great local resource,” said wetlands education specialist Sarah Pinnock. “We work with students from all over the area, but these kids are from nearby. I’ve known some of the students since they were in kindergarten. But the building and the land are open to everyone.”

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