Soil & Water hosts outdoor classroom for local students
The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District hosted its’ 19th Annual Natural Resources Outdoor Classroom recently.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10 stations were set up at the Bowling Green City Park, to address the fifth and sixth grade curriculum regarding natural resources.
Bowling Green, Frankford, and St. Clement students each rotated to five different stations, each being led by a natural resource professional.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, stations were set up in the Veteran’s Park in Louisiana. The Louisiana and Boncl fifth and sixth grade students attended.
In spite of the record-breaking temperatures on both days, students were very cooperative and engaged in learning more about our valuable resources.
Staff members from MDC, DNR, NRCS, University of Missouri, US Fish and Wildlife, and US Geological Survey joined SWCD staff to share their specific expertise and provide intensive, hands-on instruction on several natural resource topics for the students.
This activity is partially funded by the one tenth of one percent Parks and Soils Tax in the state of Missouri.
Travis Moore, MDC Fisheries Management Biologist, helps students build a watershed in order to learn how their actions affect others living in the same area.