Youngsters Enjoy Outdoor Environmental Lessons

Hundreds of sixth graders spent Wednesday at the Harrison County Farm, learning about the environment.

More than 350 youngsters took part in  "Conservation Education Field Day."  The annual outdoor experience is sponsored by the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District.

One popular exhibit taught kids about the impact of pollution. It demonstrated how rainfall can wash discarded gasoline or other chemicals into an area's water supply.  The whole purpose of the field day is to raise awareness about the environment.

"Well, what we're teaching them about is of course natural resources and how to protect and take care of our natural resources," said Buck Johnson, chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation District in Harrison County. "That's the main thing we want to get across to them. They respond very well and they learn a lot."

This was the 15th year for the Conservation Education Field Day.