THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
2019 Environmental Field Days for Area 4th Graders
Issue Date: October 17, 2019
The annual Environmental Field Days (EFD) for Marinette County 4th graders was held recently over three days, with 484 total people attending which included 443 students, 41 teachers and chaperones at four different sites throughout the county. It is organized by Marinette County Land Information Department staff and includes presenters from the Wisconsin DNR, other organizations and volunteers. The event started in 1992 to introduce natural resources to school children.
This year, EFD was held in the four locations of Marinette City Park, Peshtigo Elementary School, Lake Noquebay Park near Crivitz, and a site on county land in Dunbar. Small student groups rotate through stations and are presented with short, 12-minute sessions. Depending on the site, different topics were presented included forestry, fire control, water quality, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, insects, reptiles/amphibians, mammals, fishing tips, plants and seeds, composting, and a talk by a WDNR Conservation Warden. Teachers received quiz questions to review information presented at each station, and apples for students' snack were provided by Ponderosa Pines Orchard of Beaver.
For more information about other Land & Water Conservation Division services and programs, visit www.marinettecounty.com, or call the LWCD office at 715-732-7780.