Fifth Grade Conservation Education Day

Tim Lindley of Big T's Honey Farm talks to students about honeybees

The Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District and Ag. in the Classroom program held their annual 5th Grade Conservation Education Day on May 2. All 5th grade students in the county participated. Despite a few light rain showers, the event was as success. Other agencies and organizations supported the educational program with several exciting lessons.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resource Fish Biologists and Conservation Police provided information on Illinois fish and wildlife. Tim Lindley with Big T’s Honeybees shared information on pollinators and beekeeping. Denny Kirkham with the Quail Forever Little Bluestem Chapter provided information on wildflower identification and wildlife habitat. The University of Illinois extension provided a Jenga game that shared information on environmental ecology. The Greenville FFA conducted a station on ATV and outdoor safety. The Mulberry Grove FFA played “Water Jeopardy” and the “Conservation Wheel of Fortune” games with students.

The program also receives financial assistance from the Quail Forever Little Bluestem chapter to present the programs.

Approximately 175 students and teachers participated.

Greenville FFA students (Wall & Caldieraro) teach about ATV safety
Quail Forever representatives work with students.
Mrs. Hollenkamp’s 5th grade class learns about wildlife habitat
Jenga – Kian Links, Mulberry Grove student, plays Environment Ecology Jenga
Mulberry Grove FFA members play Water Jeopardy
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