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October 31, 2012

Originally posted on NC Museum of Natural Sciences Education Blog:

By Karen Swain

I’m not often able to get outdoors as part of my job as the Museum’s Web editor, but this past weekend I was privileged to participate in the “Got Elk?” Educator Trek. In the two days we spent in the Smoky Mountains I not only learned about the natural history of the area, I gained a new respect for our Museum educators. Trip leaders Mike Dunn and Melissa Dowland packed an incredible number of activities and experiences into the two days, and kept the group entertained and learning all the while.

Sourwood tree

Sourwood has lance-shaped leaves that turn pale red to scarlet in the fall.

We left Raleigh just before 4 pm on Friday and I rode shotgun with Mike in the new van. During the five hour drive Mike asked me to identify trees and birds along the highway, and when I pleaded ignorance he told me…

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