The University of Illinois Christian County Extension Office held their annual Conservation Day for 3rd and 4th graders on Wednesday, May 8th at Manners Park in Taylorville. Students spent the day learning about the importance of agriculture, wildlife, soil and water, and the environment from over 13 different presenters that were on the site including Kevin Bennett the Program Manager for Trees Forever, who taught the kids how water moves through the landscape.
Bennett stressed the importance of just how much the children loved it and how they could learn hands on about soil erosion.
WMKR Genuine Country 94-point-3 broadcasted live from the Christian County Conservation Day.
Pictures taken at Manners Park courtesy: Taylorville Daily News