Slideshow | BioBlitz

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Audubon Society member Patricia Wherry, center, helps Corban Stearns of Auke Bay Elementary School identify a flying bird at the UAS Recreation Center on Thursday. Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participated in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Zach Cone, of Juneau Community Charter School, looks for signs of life as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Steve Brockmann, of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, looks at a red-backed vole caught in a trap as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Steve Brockmann, of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, holds up a bat detector as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Jorge Cordero, center, and Jeremiah Duncan-Willard, both of Riverbend Elementary School, scoop their net in a small stream as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Barbara Schrader, of the U.S. Forest Service, teaches Levi Woodbury, center, and Ryan Jones, both of Mendenhall River Community School, how to identify plants and measure them as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Isabella Barresi,kneeling, and Megan Renkes, both of Auke Bay Elementary School, and Nakennna Kotlarov, left, look for berries as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders Corban Stearns, of Auke Bay Elementary School, right, and Fisher Lee, of Mendenhall River Community School, participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Nevaeh Beaudion on Mendenhall River Community School, takes a close look at small hermit crabs as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Molly Zaleski, of the NOAA, helps students study the intertidal some as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Riley Traxler, left, and Cecily Goertzen, both of Auke Bay Elementary School, watch a hermit crab in a clam shell as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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A red-backed vole gets a reaction out of Kyla Bentz of Riverbend Elementary School as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Rob MacDonald helps fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Riley Harp and Kayleigh Newporp of Mendenhall River Community School look at bugs in they caught in a muskeg as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Karen Blejwas of the Department of Fish & Game, and fourth-graders in the Juneau School District watch a red-backed vole run back to its hole as they participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Ryan Bare, of the NOAA, helps Riley Harp, of Mendenhall River Community School, left, Kyla Green, of Auke Bay Elementary School, center, and Kayleigh Newporp, of Mendenhall River Elementary School, look for life in the muskeg as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.
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Zach Cone, of Juneau Community Charter School, sweeps a net looking for signs of life as fourth-graders in the Juneau School District participate in BioBlitz, a survey of plant and animal life in the Auke Bay, on Thursday.

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All photos by Michael Penn. 

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