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Children in the West Virginia Science Adventure camp meet Felix, a gray phase screech owl, during a birds of prey presentation.

HUNTINGTON — Not all heroes wear capes. Some can be seen wearing lab coats or even cargo shorts.

Such was the case during the final day of the “Be A Science Superhero! How Scientists Save the World” camp at Marshall University on Friday when staff from the Three Rivers Avian Center of Brooks, West Virginia, introduced students to a number of winged creatures including owls, falcons, hawks and a bald eagle.

The camp is part of West Virginia Science Adventures’ summer activities, which aim to provide students with enriching science activities, said Suzanne Strait, executive director of West Virginia Science Adventures and a biology educator.

“We don’t have natural history museums. We don’t have zoos. We don’t have a lot of the stuff that bigger communities or cities have, so we’re trying to bring some of that into the community here,” Strait said.

Strait said the week also focused on climate change, sustainability and conservation.

For more information about West Virginia Science Adventures or to register for a camp, go to http://ssawv.com.

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