Nature trip for Stagg students

The Calaveras River looks like a drainage ditch where it passes by Stagg High School in Stockton.

So for the second year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local advocates took a bus load of Stagg students Saturday to a wilder stretch of the stream – at New Hogan Lake about 30 miles east of the city.

Last year, about 50 Stagg students took the trip. This year, a similar amount showed up said Jeremy Terhune, head of the Friends of the Lower Calaveras River.

Students took nature walks, hunted for bugs and critters and saw images from a special underwater camera.

“It’s an all-around learning experience,” Terhune said.

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