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Life in a Vernal Pool Field Guide

Four Rivers Charter Public School

Seventh grade students at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, MA created this field guide as part of an expedition on Vernal Pools.

Designed for young children, the field guide includes paintings, descriptions, and original folktales about animals that live in and around vernal pools. Sections for each animal include: description, habitat, diet, natural history, taxonomy, and life cycle. 

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