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IMS Explores Habitat Change with DEC

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During a recent presentation by Department of Environmental Conservation representative Tess Copa, middle school students in sixth-grade science classes explored why some animals become scarce when their habitat becomes threatened. They examined human effects on wild animal populations, and through the display of animal artifacts, products, and, in a live example, Gertrude the box turtle, learned about the impact of habitat loss, pollution and overhunting of local wildlife as well as animals worldwide.