It was duck, duck and one goose at Stacey Greenberg’s AP Biology class at Weston High School.
The class recently studied duck diversity and evolution through a program funded by the Weston High School PTO.
Chuck Cerbini, an aviculturist at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, brought a selection of ducks to the class, including ‘Woody,’ a North American wood duck, a black-bellied whistling duck from Central and South America, a mallard duck, and a one-month old magpie goose. The magpie goose species is from Australia and is considered a living fossil; it’s essentially unchanged from fossils that date back to before the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The ducks will be returning in the spring for a similar lesson with standard and honors biology classes.