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LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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17-year cicada
17-year cicada
Close-up of a 17-year cicada in North Carolina.
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4-H club members showing livestock: a hog, a sheep, and two calves
4-H club members showing livestock: a hog, a sheep, and two calves
4-H members are seen in this black and white photograph showing their livestock in a competition. Four young men are seen in the picture, The one on the far left is bending down over his dark colored pig. He has a stick in his right hand. Next is a young man...
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An albino Red-Tailed Hawk at the Carolina Raptor Center
An albino Red-Tailed Hawk at the Carolina Raptor Center
This is an albino Red-Tailed Hawk named Honeysuckle at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, North Carolina.
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Alligator
Alligator
The American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, is native to the southeastern United States. Alligator populations were in decline until the 1980s due to illegal hunting, but have since made a comeback.
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Alligator at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Alligator at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
This is an alligator at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Dare County, North Carolina.
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American bittern and snake
American bittern and snake
The American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a migratory member of the heron family. It is typically found in bogs, marshes, and wet meadows, and it feeds on insects, frogs, fish, and reptiles. The bittern in this photograph has just...
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American brown pelican
American brown pelican
The American Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a coastal bird whose habitat ranges from the state of Washington to northern Chile on the Pacific coast, and from Virginia to the mouth of the Amazon river on the Atlantic coast....
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American coot
American coot
The American coot (Fulica americana) is a migratory waterbird whose habitat ranges from Canada to northern South America. Unlike many other waterfowl, coots have scalloped toes rather than webbed feet.
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Animal market in Riobamba, Ecuador
Animal market in Riobamba, Ecuador
An open-air animal market in Riobamba, Ecuador displays several bound sheep lying on the ground, as well as numerous sellers and buyers. The people in the photo are wearing colorful wool garments representative of traditional Andean textile production. Riobamba...
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Atlantic stingray
Atlantic stingray
Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina).
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Bald eagle
Bald eagle
The bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, is a large raptor with a wingspan that can reach seven feet. Its habitat covers the entire United States and includes northern Mexico and most of Canada. The bald eagle is the official national...
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A bald eagle at Grandfather Mountain
A bald eagle at Grandfather Mountain
This is a bald eagle at Grandfather Mountain, Linville, North Carolina. The mountain provides a habitat and sanctuary for many forms of wildlife, including black bears, river otters, cougars, bald and golden eagles, and white-tailed deer.
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Balinese masked dancer costumed as Sugriva the red monkey king
Balinese masked dancer costumed as Sugriva the red monkey king
A Balinese masked dancer is costumed as Sugriva, the red monkey king character from the Ramayana. Seen from the waist up, the male dancer wears a red knit shirt, elaborate sequined collar, gold crown, and a fanged wooden mask running from his nose down to...
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Bats in Khmer temple
In my opinion Angkor Wat in Cambodia surpasses the ancient Egyptian ruins, though it is by far less well-known, especially amongst Americans. Angkor Wat is the name of an important temple built by the ancient Khmer civilization, but also has also come to refer...
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Bison at Midway Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Bison at Midway Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Bison at Midway Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The landscape is covered in thick snow, and the bison are partially obscured by thin mist rising from the nearby pools. In 1872, Yellowstone became the world's first national park. The park preserves...
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A black bear in Glacier National Park, MT
A black bear in Glacier National Park, MT
A black bear in Glacier National Park, Montana. Visitors to the park are encouraged to use caution around all animals, especially bears, when hiking near or photographing them. A stunning vista in Glacier National Park, Montana. The park protects over one...
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Black-and-yellow Argiope at Lake Crabtree in Morrisville, NC
Black-and-yellow Argiope at Lake Crabtree in Morrisville, NC
This is a Black-and-yellow Argiope spider at Lake Crabtree in Morrisville, North Carolina. This spider is part of the orb-weaver family, which means that it has a third claw on each foot in order to assist in building webs. Despite its large build and threatening...
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A blue heron in flight on Lake Gaston
A blue heron in flight on Lake Gaston
A blue heron takes flight on Lake Gaston in Warren County, North Carolina. Lake Gaston is also partially located in Northampton County, Halifax County, and part of Virginia.
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Brant
Brant
The brant (Branta bernicla) is a small goose with a short, stubby bill. It is sometimes referred to as a barnacle goose, due to the mistaken belief in the Middle Ages that it hatched from a barnacle.
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Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffalo wallow in a hillside tank while three young children look after them. Water is a very precious resource in the mountains and people harvest it by building collection tanks such as this one. These tanks are often community-owned and villagers contribute...
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