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BLM Nevada News
Mount Lewis Field Office NO. 08-13
FOR RELEASE: July 3, 2008
CONTACT: Cory Gardner, 775-635-4192, cory_gardner@blm.gov

Students, teachers learn how to manage lands for present, future generations 
at Environmental Education Day

Battle Mountain, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted 80 sixth-grade students and their teachers from Lander County School District Thursday, May 29, at the Mill Creek Campground for a day of hands-on, interactive learning about managing lands for present and future generations at its annual Environmental Education Day.

Students were broken into groups and rotated through presentations on campfire safety, water purification, trail building, “Leave No Trace,” maps and compass use, the basics of hydrology, noxious weed identification and more. The students also took part in a nature scavenger hunt, where they had to find and sketch signs of animal and human use, shapes of nature and different bones.

In its 21st year, the annual environmental education day is hosted by BLM and taught by BLM and Forest Service specialists from a variety of career fields.


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