Wilcox School to start raising crickets for Sustainable Boost

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    Lourdes Torres of Sustainable Boost walks the Wilcox School STEM students through the construction of habitat for crickets, Thursday.

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    Wilcox School principal Corey Nakamura points out a hatched cricket to STEM instructor Natsumi Yamasato.

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    Wilcox School 4th and 5th grade STEM students get excited after seeing some hatched crickets in the media.

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    Wilcox School STEM instructor Natsumi Yamasato secures the cricket eggs while Lourdes Torres of Sustainable Boost work with students on the specially-created environments for crickets, Thursday at the school.

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    Lourdes Torres of Sustainable Boost talks about the media used for crickets to lay their eggs, Thursday during the STEM students’ introduction to cricket farming.

LIHUE — Elsie Wilcox Elementary School Orincipal Corey Nakamura was not confident about eating crickets Thursday as he watched the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fourth- and fifth-grade students get excited about their new endeavor.

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