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Mercer students work in loon and lake study

MERCER, Wis. - Students of the Mercer School District are getting a first-hand experience with wildlife field research through a county program.

Mercer School eighth- and ninth-graders are continuing the annual participation in the Iron County Loon and Lake Study, in support of the Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department, according to Sarah Engler, the middle and high school science teacher at Mercer School. The project involves three field trips to the nearby Fox Lake and Deer Lake.

"The first trip is focused on placing nesting platforms and collecting water quality data," Engler s...

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