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Native Animals

Lower Elementary students have been studying the native species of Connecticut’s forest under the leadership of Science and Nature Teacher Nora Hulton. As a Master Wildlife Conservations with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Nora has access to a variety of teaching materials. Recently she brought in the pelts of animals native to our area including a young black bear, a raccoon, a fisher, a beaver and a skunk. Nora has been teaching the changing Connecticut forest since the 17th century when European settlers first moved to the area.