Thinking Inside the Box to Save Ducks

Published: April 21, 2015
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Students Joseph Beebe and T.J. Frampton stepped up to help ducks nest on Goat Island on the Pocomoke River near Snow Hill, Md. The island’s department of public works director, Ronald Donnelly, contacted Worcester Technical High in nearby Newark to see if students could help construct new nesting boxes to replace badly damaged existing ones. Geared for wood ducks, the boxes offer a sheltered place to lay eggs out of the reach of predators. For their efforts, Beebe and Frampton earned a bronze medal in SkillsUSA’s Community Action Project competition.

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