Re: NANFA-- collecting with kids

Jeremy Tiemann (
Fri, 8 Aug 2003 10:03:02 -0500

The previous responses pretty much sum up my experiences, but I have
one to offer (sort-of fish related). I do a lot of out reach
activities with kids, and have taken them out musseling. They seem
to enjoy it, especially when the mussels "clam up" and squirt water
through their siphons.

>Does anyone have any experience taking kids out collecting? I'm doing
>research for an article and would love to hear about such trips.
>Also, does anyone have any recollections of collecting with an adult when
>they were kids?
>Thanks a lot.

Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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