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Bog Trotting

What turns a pond into an acid, waterlogged peat bog? Poor drainage and thousands of years, for starters. Go bog trotting with this eighth-grader from New Hampshire to learn more about the process.

woodlot

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Exploring a Woodlot's Ecosystem

Chances are you've heard the saying "There's no such thing as a free lunch." But did you know that it's one of fundamental laws of ecology? Explore all four with this tenth-grader from Wisconsin.

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Nesting Habits of the Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica)

This eighth-grader from New Mexico studied the nest-building practices of barn swallows. Along with discovering the Anasazi-pueblo-like construction of their nests, she saw some quirky musical behavior.

tardigrades

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Tardigrades as Environmental Bio-Indicators

Six years ago, the bear-like appearance of these microscopic organisms hooked this 12th-grader from Iowa. Learn how her interest then took her to Greenland with a team of prestigious scientists.

tidepools

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Tide Pools and the Life Within Them

Wade through the tide pools of Doheny State Beach with this seventh-grader from California, and discover the many animals that thrive in this ever-changing world of sand and surf.

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