The 4th annual Christian County Conservation Day was held Thursday morning at Manners Park in Taylorville. The event featured 16 different stations manned entirely by volunteers, to teach over 400 3rd and 4th graders from Christian County schools, about conservation and the environment.
University of Illinois Christian County Extension Unit 18 Educator Gary Letterly told Regional Radio News during our live broadcast from the event, that students came from schools across Christian County.
Letterly said students learned everything from bats to recycling.
Letterly said that University of Illinois Extension and other agencies all have a mission to educate the public, and that's why they were part of the event.
And, different stations linked various subject matter about conservation.
NEWSTALK WTIM's local farm broadcaster Jared White, provided live coverage from the event.