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Quails Arrive At Wantagh Elementary

Posted Date: 05/31/2024

Quails Arrive At Wantagh Elementary

Wantagh Elementary School students recently welcomed baby northern bobwhite quails. The citizen scientist project was through the Quails in the Classroom program hosted by the Long Island-based Center for Environmental Education and Discovery. 

The quail eggs were incubated in Kailtin Humphrey’s STEAM classroom, and then transferred to the brooder after hatching. After a few weeks in the classroom, the quails were returned to CEED on May 30. The animals will eventually be released into the wild to eat ticks. 

Students from pre-K to fifth grade made observations throughout the process, and learned about animal communication, heredity and life cycles. 

WES Quails