Young people constitute a large portion of the world’s population and they hold the ability to change the future of society.
With a rising concern over the issues impacting the environment locally, Yadkin County Cooperative Extension and 4-H held the Environmental Field Day for sixth-grade students in the county.
Two-hundred-eighty youth from six Yadkin County elementary schools recently participated in the annual Environmental Field Day. This event sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service — Yadkin County Center is a collaborative effort including: Yadkin County Forestry, Soil and Water, NC Natural Resource Conservation Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Yadkin County Beekeepers Association.
The primary focus of this event was to educate and share knowledge students about the importance of natural resources and conservation, as well as understanding important environmental issues and topics. Topics included: soils, pollination/bees, forestry, wildlife, plants, and conservation. These topics directly correlate to curriculum that students learn in the classroom.
This program provided students the hands-on opportunity to see and apply the knowledge gained in the classroom and understand fully how it impacts environment. Teachers commented that the students benefit immensely from these opportunities and programs like these enrich their education.
Melissa Staebner is the 4-H agent for Yadkin County.