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Mountain Sun Students Visit Southern Appalachian Raptor


September 28, 2017

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Mark Hopey teaches MSCS students

Mountain Sun students trekked to the Big Bald Banding Station to aid the Southern Appalachian Raptor Research Center (SARR) in their conservation practices. On Sept. 14 and 15, the Monarch (fourth - fifth graders) students participated in raptor trapping, owl banding, hawk watching and songbird migration monitoring.

Big Bald Banding Station is located on the Appalachian Trail at an elevation of 5,500 feet. SARR is a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers.

This was the fourth trip the Monarch class has taken to SARR. On this trip students were responsible for setting up tents, cooki...

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