U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Students learn importance of natural resources
With spring in the air, albeit in fits and starts, Lassen County teachers are turning their attention to the outdoors and the importance of instructing pupils on the importance of conserving natural resources. The BLM Eagle Lake Field Office has been joining other area agencies in lending support at a variety of field trips.
About 60 second graders participated in the Ag Resources Day event at McKinley School in Susanville. The BLM, Lassen National Forest, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District were among the agencies that helped plan and host the day with support from private organizations including the Young Farmers and Ranchers, Howe's Dairy and Sierra Cascade Nursery, a local strawberry grower.
Rainy weather forced cancellation of the Johnstonville students' annual visit to a nearby interpretive site, so the BLM staff brought the "field trip" to the school, using a variety of props and games to discuss natural resources at several indoor learning stations.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California public affairs, 5/26/11
|Last updated: 06-02-2011|