Staff members at Schoolhouse of Wonder: Grant Thomas, Eli Carleyolsen, Wendy Tonker, Carrie Fields and Wayne Poole
Eli introduces himself to half of the original group of 88 first graders
Eli teaches the children about how some wasps leave paralyzed spiders in their nests as a meal for when their eggs hatch
'Bout to go ant lion hunting
Ms. Rivera helps Andrew, 7, search for ant lions
Jayzell, 7, shows off his "cleaver" plant, which sticks easily to fabric
Eli shows the kids where a bird has poked holes in a dead tree to get at the termites inside
Eli points out the Great Blue Heron on the other side of the river
Searching for beetle larvae
Erika, 7, and Safa, 6, who's showing off the flower she found on the nature hike
Eli explains the difference between something that's venomous and something that's poisonous. FYI, venomous creatures have fangs that inject venom into their prey, while poisonous creatures secrete poison to defend themselves from being eaten.
Jayzell asks Eli some last minute questions before the group breaks for lunch
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