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Carol G Cummings, Contributor
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For 30 years, They called me "Ms C" in the classroom. Much like Ms Frizzle, I was a hands-on science/social studies teacher in the Bibb County, Fulton County, & Hall County public school systems. I taught in the style of David Attenborough & developed a unit uniquely mine, called "Life on Earth". Like Attenborough, I documented everything I could, much to the dismay of an administrator or two. My students & I developed a "Nature Trail Tour Guide" each year for Earth Day. Over a 20 year span at North Hall Middle School, my photographs became evidence for the diversity of life on our campus. Currently, my project in retirement is a map of My Big Backyard, with all the plants, animals, fungi, protists, bacteria, & archaea in the right place. I find great joy & peace hunting and naming the organisms I see behind the lens of my Sony RX100 and under an old student microscope. With the help of Bugguide, I made a picture book of "Bugs & Their Plants", which I share with friends & family. For the first 3 years of retirement, I recorded, named, & recreated 2,500+ water bears for the fun of it. International Tardigrade hunter #346, I am. Thank you contributors, for studying my pictures.