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In 1975, New York officially recognized the Brook Trout as the state fish. A favorite of anglers and a symbol of the pristine Upstate wilderness, this species also contributes to New York State’s annual $2 billion freshwater fishing industry...
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  • Little Moose Field Station
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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Field Note

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the New York State 4-H Youth Development program recently held Animal Crackers, a full-day interactive event for students aged eight and up with interest in animal science. This year’s event happened on May 7th and marked the first year of returning to entirely in-person programming. Dana Palmer, Senior Extension Associate of Cornell’s 4-H Youth Extension, reflects on this year’s successes.
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  • Animal Science
  • Animals