Hatching a Lesson

Hatching a Lesson Photo
Students in Erin Austin's first-grade class at Central Boulevard participated in a citizen science project to help the environment. Working with the Seatuck Environment Association's Quail program the class hatched Northern Bobwhite Quail, which are a native species to our area. Once released into the wild the Northern Bobwhite Quail will eat ticks, which are at a record high this year. The experience reinforced the stages of the life cycle, including a 23-day incubation period and the emerging of the baby quails from their eggs. The quail will be released on June 16th.