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Have insect collection, will travel


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Professor Barry OConnor toted some of what he calls the "oh my" display collections of insects to Spencer Elementary School in Brighton, Tuesday, Oct. 25. OConnor’s stepdaughter, Kim Lewicki, teaches third and fourth grade gifted students and the visit was a follow up to an insect biology unit the class covered this fall.

OConnor recalls a couple of years ago when one of the students was literally bursting with enthusiasm and said "This is the BEST day in my whole school life!" This year, he said, "the kids were quite enthusiastic and some were proud to show off the knowledge that they had gained from Kim's insect biology curriculum. There was even one boy who knew a number of the Latin names of the insects!"