ND fifth graders learn about soil, water conservation

Photo SubmittedSally Christie, education coordinator for the Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District, spoke to North Daviess Elementary fifth graders on Jan. 29.

On Jan. 29, North Daviess Elementary fifth grade students enjoyed a presentation by Sally Christie, the education coordinator for the Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District. Christie discussed with the students what a watershed is, as well as what their watershed “address” is. She discussed the importance of understanding the influences on the water quality in our streams and rivers. Using a display model of a typical land area, called an “Enviroscape model”, Christie demonstrated how our water becomes polluted due to situations such as run off. She also demonstrated how waterways are polluted by direct pollution from industrial plants as well as from our homes, insecticides, fertilizers and motor oils just to name a few. The goal of Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District is to educate residents to maintain a clean and wholesome environment in which to live and work.

Fifth grade students are participating in a citizenship development program this year which focuses on learning about our government, laws, safety, and being positive citizens. They are also learning about historical events, experiences in the math and sciences, and connections to reading and language arts through presentations by speakers from our area and neighboring counties.

Presentations, organized by ND teacher Tammy Lewis, will usually be one or two Fridays a month around 2 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend as well to learn together with their child.

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