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Michigan Science Teacher Spends 65 Hours In Tree

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Michigan Science Teacher Spends 65 Hours In Tree

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A science teacher offered a challenge to his middle school students: For each $100 they raised for their class trip, he would spend an hour perched in a tree on campus. The kids raised $6,500. So by the time "Operation Squirrel" is over, David Buth will have spent 65 hours in the tree.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A science teacher in Michigan offered a challenge to his middle-school students: For each $100 they raised for their big class trip this summer, he would spend an hour perched in a tree on campus. The kids raised $6,500. So the teacher is spending 65 hours in the tree. Pulleys and ropes got him 40 feet up; snacks and notes were sent to him in a bucket. He dipped down low enough to teach a class yesterday, and makes his final descent today.

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