Fourth graders from across White County participated in the annual conservation field day October 3, 2017 at the Hamilton County Fish and Wildlife Area. The students learned about forestry, wildlife, mussels, water quality, and recycling; made tree cookie necklaces; and experienced a special treat with Wayne – White County Electric Cooperative’s live line safety demonstration.
The sessions were taught with the help of employees from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, White County Ag Literacy, C&I Electronics, and the White County Soil and Water Conservation District. Over 200 students from Wells Elementary School, Washington Attendance Center, Booth School, and Norris City – Omaha Elementary School participated in the fun-filled conservation day. The annual event was sponsored by the White County Soil and Water Conservation District.