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Overall I enjoyed the field trip, more so the outdoor hands on part  than the indoor lesson on the water temperature and other information on the ocean. One thing that i learned was that Irish moss found in he tide pools are used in products such as toothpaste. I remember hearing when I was little that there was seaweed in toothpaste but i never knew which type it actually was. This Irish moss is also used as a filler in other products like gels, pudding, yogurt, and many other products. The one thing that was really surprising was the natural “bug spray” that grows through out Odiorne’s property. This is called Tansy. It is a herb that has a distinct smell to it which in return repels insects and other bugs from coming near it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8-WQUWYg_w. Mr. Hardy compared the tansy plant to a well known deep woods insect repellent, and he said that he was bitten when he had the commercial spray on, but when he used the tansy, he was not toughed by any bug. So overall I enjoyed my trip to Odiorne.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTDCvhy9KWw

– Jake G.

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