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May 26, 2019by ncdea

MINNESOTA, Fillmore County SWCD – “I knew I wanted to do something that took me outside. I spent most of my childhood in the creek and the woods, exploring. It was years later that I realized that the creek where we played was fed by several septic systems,” shared retiring Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Administrator Donna Rasmussen. “I think that’s something that proves the science that says the more kids are in dirt, the stronger their immune systems. I think that’s why I have such a strong immune system.”

Source: Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts | Bluff Country News

May 26, 2019by ncdea

IOWA, Keokuk County SWCD – Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners are pleased to announce the 2019 conservation poster winners in each division. Fynlie Brooks (Pekin – Division 2); Sahraya Probst (Sigourney – Division 3).

The contest includes five divisions for grades K-12 students in Keokuk County. The poster theme this year was “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper”. Keokuk County had over 100 entries completed from Sigourney, Tri-County, Keota and Pekin school districts.

Source: Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest | Keota Eagle

May 22, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Branch County SCD – School may be out for summer in a couple of weeks but it didn’t feel like that on Monday during the Lakeland Elementary Science Day activities as fourth graders  were outside for most of the day for what could easily be called a “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field trip.” The Branch County Soil Conservation District organized the annual event.

The Lakeland Outdoor Center was where the various stations were set up for the children to experience the presentations relating to conservation practices and nature. Each of the seven stops was hosted by either a member of the Conservation District staff or a volunteer connected to the organization.

Source: Students explore nature first hand during Lakeland Science Day – News – The Daily Reporter – Coldwater, MI – Coldwater, MI

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