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  1. , Jill Marzolino
    Like so many of the mentors I'm lucky to work with this session, Jeff has gone above and beyond asking and answering questions with his team, but involves them in topics the kids find it easy to get passionate and curious about. This school group LOVES weird plants! His links and details about carnivorous and non-photosynthesizing and parasitic plants I think will really open the students minds beyond just this photosynthesis project (while still being helpful and on topic!)

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