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Campers get hands-on learning by dissecting fish

Haywood County kids dissected fish while at a STEM camp, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

There's something fishy going on at one summer camp.

Haywood County kids dissected fish while at a STEM camp focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.

During the AIG camp, rising fifth-graders compared and contrasted different species. They look at the nervous, digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Students said the hands-on activities make learning much more fun.

"We had a group that found a stomach that was big and it was full, and there was actually a worm inside," camper Kenna explained. "So, that was something we had never seen before."

Thirty-nine kids participated in the three-day camp.

This is the second year for the AIG summer program. It's sponsored by Haywood County Schools.

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