In tune with nature

Janae Garcia, left, and Bre Arndt, center, watch as Tim Hunter, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, shows the group from Harding Elementary in Burkburnett grains of sand made from recycled materials at Sheppard’s Recycling Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).

Janae Garcia, left, and Bre Arndt, center, watch as Tim Hunter, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, shows the group from Harding Elementary in Burkburnett grains of sand made from recycled materials at Sheppard’s Recycling Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).

A rarity anywhere, Tim Hunter, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, shows a group of students from area elementary schools a two-tiered wasp nest he found a few years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).

A rarity anywhere, Tim Hunter, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, shows a group of students from area elementary schools a two-tiered wasp nest he found a few years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).

Students from area elementary schools got in touch with “Mother Nature” Wednesday during the Riverbend Nature Works annual Earth Day Celebration at the organization’s facility near Lucy Park in Wichita Falls. Tim Hunter, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, also made his annual appearance at the event to share a little about the “critters” that roam the North Texas countryside. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).

Students from area elementary schools got in touch with “Mother Nature” Wednesday during the Riverbend Nature Works annual Earth Day Celebration at the organization’s facility near Lucy Park in Wichita Falls. Tim Hunter, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, also made his annual appearance at the event to share a little about the “critters” that roam the North Texas countryside. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).

Stefan Lamiroult, a fifth-grade student at City View Elementary, gets an upclose look at Tim Hunters, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, bug collection on display. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).

Stefan Lamiroult, a fifth-grade student at City View Elementary, gets an upclose look at Tim Hunters, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, bug collection on display. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle).