University of Delaware Office of Public Relations The Messenger Vol. 5, No. 3/1996 Tadpole Tales Life cycles, not tricycles, interest these kindergartners from the Laboratory Preschool of the UD College of Human Resources, shown here at their Born Free ceremony at White Clay Creek State Park, near the Newark campus. Their teacher, Nancy Edwards, does a yearly project on life cycles when the budding naturalists go to the park, collect tadpoles and bring them back to an aquarium at the school. After this year's study of how the life cycle evolves from eggs to tadpoles to frogs, the children revisited the park for a special send-off ceremony. They released the maturing tadpoles, sang "Born Free" and then floated blocks of wood with candles and made wishes for the tadpoles. The candles were retrieved at the end of the ceremony.