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CAMP ELKANAH — Jean Ann Mitchell ended the botany lesson with a snack.

But not just any snack — this one was bright yellow, full of petals, and in abundant supply across the meadow.

“Those are each flowers,” she said, picking apart the dandelion head as the students leaned it for a look.

Each of those petals is edible — and nearly every sixth grader tried at least a taste of the common flower.

Then the bell rang and the kids made their way to a different type of meal — homemade macaroni and cheese prepared to feed kids after a morning of outdoor school activities.

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