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Kids recommend osprey to be new Florida state bird

Updated: November 6, 2008, 12:51 PM ET

The osprey is the winner in a statewide vote of fourth- through eighth-graders to be Florida's new official state bird. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Department of Education teamed up to conduct the election as a civics lesson for the kids.

Students across the state participated in campaign activities at their schools, researching their favorite candidates, designing posters and participating in debates regarding the bird they would most like to have ...

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