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Pulaski Fifth Graders Take Part in Conservation Field Day

PULASKI – Fifth graders from Pulaski’s Lura M. Sharp Elementary School participated in the annual Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation Field Day at Selkirk Shores State Park.

Students in Danielle Lasell’s class posed with Cowboy, a Haflinger breed of horse that presenter Allen Hinman uses for logging.
Students in Danielle Lasell’s class posed with Cowboy, a Haflinger breed of horse that presenter Allen Hinman uses for logging.

Coordinated by the Oswego County Soil and Water Department, volunteer experts presented in outdoor classroom stations on a variety of topics related to conservation efforts in our county.

The presentation stations included water protection and conservation, tree growth and identification, logging and tree harvesting, invasive species, and plant and animal life in Oswego County.

Laura Winfield learned how to identify the different species of coniferous trees in Oswego County during one of the many outdoor classroom stations at the Conservation Field Day. Looking on is Kaylee Sherman, back left.
Laura Winfield learned how to identify the different species of coniferous trees in Oswego County during one of the many outdoor classroom stations at the Conservation Field Day. Looking on is Kaylee Sherman, back left.

The hands-on activities were aimed to inform and educate students about the balance necessary to maintain our environmental resources in the county.

For more information on the Oswego County Soil and Water Department, visit www.oswegosoilandwater.com.

Sarah Carnefix, left, and Kaitlyn Cook play an animal matching game featuring species found in and around Oswego County during their participation in the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation Field Day.
Sarah Carnefix, left, and Kaitlyn Cook play an animal matching game featuring species found in and around Oswego County during their participation in the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation Field Day.