Students complete habitat project at Kiwanis Lake

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Students at Devers K-8 are combining hands-on experience in environmental science with conservation efforts. The students will help the Audubon Society with habitat restoration efforts around Kiwanis Lake and also assist with counting endangered birds in the area, according to an article in the York Dispatch. The field trip is the culmination of a learning unit on habitats, adaptation and aquatic insects taught to the students by Audubon Society staff during the school year. The event also includes learning stations on water quality and how to catch fish. During the habitat creation portion of the trip, students will help plant trees along the lake that can be used as nesting sites for some of the endangered birds and install signage they have drawn indicating the lake is one of the 85 most important bird areas in the state.