The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District has sponsored several educational activities this summer for local students and landowners.
All student activities took place at the Louisiana Elementary School, serving the Louisiana summer school program and the YMCA summer day camp.
An event for adult landowners and managers, as well as local children, was held at the Bowling Green City Park.
Information/Education Specialist, Debbie Scherder, and SWCD Interns, Savanna Magee and Ben Bruckerhoff presented programs on the Enviroscape – a model demonstrating point and non-point pollution; the soil tunnel – a crawl-through model of an underground soil profile; a nature walk – featuring stations on life cycle, soil profile, plant identification and snake safety; a poster contest themed “Unlock the Mysteries of Soil”; and an “Ask The Experts” event open to the public featuring 20 government agency experts on natural resources and the environment, as well as two children’s stations – Farm Safety by Pike County Health Department and “All About Soil” by Savanna Magee and Liz Harrelson, SWCD Employees.
All activities of the Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District are funded by the Missouri Soils and Parks 1/10 of one percent sales tax.