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Florence students delve into white-nose syndrome

Kenzi Gummin gives her portion of the presentation on white-nose syndrome to the Federal Sustainable Forestry Committee on Wednesday. Students in Amy Johnson and Kate Millan’s classes completed the project and made recommendations to the committee.

Florence students delve into white-nose syndrome

Sarah Giddings

On May 17, Florence 7th and 8th grade students gave a presentation on the northern long-eared bat at a meeting of the Federal Sustainable Forestry Committee. Administrator Ben Niehaus is part of the committee, which includes representatives from federal, state and local agencies. At a previous meeting, the committee had discussed the impacts of white-nose syndrome in bats and how it affects the forestry industry. Niehaus suggested a real-world project for the students and after and 11-week process, which included research and guest speakers from the Wisconsin DNR, the students created the presentation.

For the full story, see this week’s issue of The Florence Mining News