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Manassass students study wetlands on field trip

Originally aired April 2010 on 9NEWS NOW and wusa9.com
by Peggy Fox

They put on waders, grabbed nets and scooped up some gunk from the bottom of a pond.

“It’s gross, black and smelly,” said Jorden Gittens, a student at Bull Run Middle School.  When asked why he was smiling, he said, “Because it’s really fun,”

These middle school students from Prince William County are discovering all kinds of things live in the mucky water.

Matt Moore found a leech and a water nymph.

The field trip to Manassas Battlefield Park is run by George Mason University professors and students from the environmental studies program. [end of excerpt]

View the full video on the WUSA9 website.

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