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Macon County Students Survey Butterflies As Part of Migration Celebration

For the 5th year in a row, approximately 300 5th and 6th grade students from Mountain View Intermediate School took part in "Migration Celebration" at the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee's Tessentee Bottomland Preserve. The event is led by the Coweeta LTER Schoolyard Program and focuses on bird and Monarch butterfly migrations.  Thus far, over 1,500 students have taken part in Migration Celebration, catching and releasing nearly 700 butterflies of 33 different species.

Coweeta LTER Partners with UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government to Investigate County Governance Structure

Each year, the the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia hosts three Vinson Fellows; exceptional students seeking experience in public administration and government. In the Fall of 2011, one fellow, Cameron Day, teamed up with the Vinson Institute's local government services Manager, Ted Bagget, and the Coweeta LTER in a cross-campus collaboration to study long-term shifts in local government in southern Appalachia. 

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