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Salamanders Wake UP

Over vacation, a few families joined Ms. Sutton to discover the phenomena of an amphibian migration.  In class, the 3rd graders studied life cycles and adaptations of frogs and salamanders. On the first warm, rainy nights in April when the temperature reaches 42 degrees or higher, amphibians begin to move toward the exact vernal pool where they were born to lay their eggs. The first big night occurred on Wednesday, April 25. Students and parents gathered in Hancock with reflective vests, flashlights and rain gear to safely cross amphibians across busy roads. Students helped make identifications of each species and collected data.  We are proud to report 151 amphibians were crossed!  What a wonderful citizen science project to be a part of!