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The Lakehill Upper School biology class traveled to Galveston Island October 2-4 to dive a little deeper into their studies. 

While in Galveston, they got the chance to explore aquatic biomes while kayaking 2.5 miles through salt-water marshes to identify more than 20 native species of plants and animals. They also collected specimens with a fifty foot seine net. The class applied skills learned in the classroom when they searched for aquatic biomes and creatures during a boat tour of Pelican Island and tested the salinity of the water.

The class also spent some time at Brazos Bend State Park where they observed more than 50 alligators in their natural habitats. "It was a fun and educational trip," said Griffin Burt. "Learning about biology in a classroom is one thing, but having the opportunity to see those ecosystems first-hand is another. I hope every class has the opportunity to participate in this trip and make the memories that I did."
 
 
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