UW-Extension leads Kewaunee County sixth-graders on annual Conservation Tour
KEWAUNEE – In an effort to teach area students the importance of protecting and preserving the environment, University of Wisconsin-Extension of Kewaunee County held a Conservation Tour for sixth-grade students in Kewaunee County schools on May 16.
This event, which has been held annually since the 1990s, educates approximately 275 sixth-graders from public and parochial schools across the county. It is designed to teach the students about monitoring the fish population, wildlife habitats, benefits of trees, soil management, agricultural environmental regulations, wind energy and plastics recycling technology.
“This is a great educational opportunity that showcases some of what our community is doing locally in sustaining the environment,” said Aerica Bjurstrom, UW-Extension Agricultural Agent. “We would love to see these kids apply the lessons learned now in the future and keep the momentum going for Kewaunee County.
The six-hour tour stopped at the Anadromous Fish Collection Station.in Kewaunee to learn about the Great Lakes fishery and the importance of fish stocking and restoration;
N.E.W. Plastics in Luxemburg to learn about plastics recycling;
the soil pit at Kinnard Farms in Casco to learn about soil management;
the UW-Discovery Farm Project in Algoma to learn about farms managing their environmental impacts;
the windmills at the Rosiere Wind Energy project;
and Wagner's Tree Farm in Luxemburg to learn about tree conservation.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: UW-Extension leads Kewaunee County sixth-graders on annual Conservation Tour