Monday, March 14, 2011


Wildlife Specialist Joe Lehman doing stream monitoring with a group of 3rd graders. The type of "bugs" found in a stream help to guage the health of the water.

The Guernsey SWCD, along with our partners, Noble SWCD and Guernesy/Noble OSU Extension, is making plans for the 11th annual Ag School Days at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station near Belle Valley. This event will be held on May 10 & 11th this year.
During the two-day event, more than 400 third grade students from Noble and Guernsey Counties schools are escorted through a series of agricultural-related stations that involve animal science, nutrition, research, reproduction, and food & fiber production. The students will also visit stations that deal with water quality monitoring, soil structure, wildlife identification and hunting safety, Tree ID and forestry products, a presentation on weather, a demonstration on bio-security, electrical safety and a chance to get “Hooked On Fishing”.
Thanks to the generosity of local merchants and organizations, we give each student some souvenirs and educational materials from the activities as well as a tee-shirt with all sponsors names on the back. As school budgets get tighter, we've also committed to paying for the busing to and from the event.
If this sounds like a program that you'd like to see continue, please consider contacting the district to offer your support of time or dollars.

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