5th-Graders to Join Natural Resources Festival
More than 450 fifth-graders from St. Charles County will participate in a Natural Resources Festival May 3 at the Busch Memorial Conservation Area.
The festival will teach pupils about conservation of natural resources. Students will touch and compare animal coverings, such as skin, scales and feathers. They'll learn how terraces and waterways keep soil in place as they become make-believe raindrops and travel down a slope. They'll walk through a prairie to see how prairie restoration can help wildlife.
They'll take part in such activities as "Soil Spies," "Animal Wrappers" and "Speed Bumps."
The St. Charles Soil & Water Conservation District and the Missouri Department of Conservation are sponsoring the event.
Dan Crigler, a wildlife management biologist for the Conservation Department, said, "The Busch Area is the ideal place to hold this type of event because we've set up examples of land-management techniques that conserve our natural resources. We are anxious to share our knowledge and foster proper land stewardship for future generations. …