Junior high schoolers learn about insects on the prairie

On Friday, Sept. 25, nearly 150 students from Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville enjoyed a day at Fermilab. They took water samples, caught and released some insects, and enjoyed lunch at the picnic tables outside Lederman Science Center.

Maribel Diaz (right) of Jefferson Junior High School refers to an insect book provided by Fermilab docent Toni Mueller to help students identify the kind of spider they caught. Photo: Leticia Shaddix, PPD

Maribel Diaz (right) of Jefferson Junior High School refers to an insect book provided by Fermilab docent Toni Mueller to help students identify the kind of spider they caught. Photo: Leticia Shaddix, PPD

Students equipped with nets go on a search for insects in the Fermilab prairie. Photo: Leticia Shaddix, PPD

Students equipped with nets go on a search for insects in the Fermilab prairie. Photo: Leticia Shaddix, PPD