The kindergarten students of Sapphire River at Dogwood Elementary took on an important role in research. The kindergarten students implemented a unit of study that involved researching animals and their habitat at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. The students were required to research one animal from multiple sources that included individuals, books, magazines, or kid friendly search engines on the internet. Jacob Bryant from Ha Ha Tonka State Park, shared his knowledge about animals that are found at Ha Ha Tonka. He provided students with tangible items such as fur, skulls, bats, and even snake skins to explain the unique characteristics that each animal holds.  Clark Brown, Dogwood Elementary interventionist, also shared his personal cross-fox and beaver pelts with the students.