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Former University of Wyoming professor Jerry Johnson talks to Steamboat Springs Middle School students at the Yampa Valley Science School earlier this week. Johnson, who taught microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry at the University, said he enjoys volunteering for the camp and working with young people in the community.

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Taking school to the outdoors

6th-graders go to Perry-Mansfield for science lessons

Since 2001, three groups of sixth-graders from Routt County schools have spent a week at the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. The camp starts on a Monday and the students stay overnight at Perry-Mansfield from Tuesday to Thursday. On Friday, they take part in a community service project.

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