Talkin’ turtles at Lake Maria

Pinewood Elementary School students made a trek to Lake Maria State Park last Friday to celebrate outdoor learning as well as the park’s 50th anniversary. Park Manager Mark Crawford started the students’ day off with an interpretive center presentation about turtles that included a live, close-up  look at a female painted turtle as well as information about the rare Blanding’s turtle. Students had lunch at the park and completed other educational activities during their visit.     (Photo by Tim Hennagir)