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Glacier Valley Elementary School fourth-grader Jasmine Rodges, left, looks for birds with classmates during Bio Blitz at Auke Recreation Area on Friday. The National Forest Service sponsored event included activities as looking for Intertidal creatures; edible, medicinal and cultural uses of plants; insects; trees; fish; and birds. The annual event was funded through the Forest Service Partnership Offices with sponsorship from National Geographic in conjunction with the Every Kid in a Park program brining 4th graders to federal lands.