PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
AN ASSORTMENT of items are used as clues to terminology in the Nature Relay at the Nature Bowl. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
HITTING THE TRAIL — Des Thomas, of the California Montessori Project, Shingle Springs, front, left, leads students on a nature walk with help from volunteer mom, Megan Woolsey, rear, left, during a lunch break at the Nature Bowl at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Left to right, Megan Woolsey, of Cameron Park, Ava Woolsey, 9, Dyeon Maeng, 9, of El Dorado Hills, Logan Dorrough, 11, of Shingle Springs, Des Thomas, of Cameron Park, Meg Dockter, 11, of Diamond Springs. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LILY PAIVA, 11, of Garden Valley holds a raptor leg at the Nature Bowl. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
CONNOR JOHNSON, 12, of Pollock Pines adjusts a butterfly specimen under the microscope at the Nature Center during the Nature Bowl. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
CONNOR JOHNSON, 12, of Pollock Pines adjusts a butterfly specimen under the microscope at the Nature Center during the Nature Bowl. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STUDENTS EXAMINE a collection of insects, amphibians, bird nests and feathers in the Nature Center. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
KARIN PETRITES of Davis, with California Fish and Wildlife Service hands out supplies to teams in the Nature Canter for the Nature Bowl. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LILY PAIVA, 11, of Garden Valley holds a raptor leg and answers questions about predator adaptation in the Nature Relay at the Nature Bowl. Left to right, Lily Paiva, 11, of Garden Valley, Ariana White, 11, of Georgetown, Jesse Maloy, 10, of Garden Valley and American River Conservancy volunteer, Debbie Knochenhauer. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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