500 sixth-graders learn about conservation

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

Claudia Dreschel, a freshman from Holley, shows sixth-graders a heritage sheep, a Navajo Churro, as part of the 46th annual Orleans County Conservation Field Days today at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Knowlesville.

About 500 sixth-graders from the Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina school districts attended the conservation event on Tuesday and today.

Kim Hazel from the Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension and master gardener Michael Klepp tell students about composting. It was one of 13 conservation stations.

Tom Hicks, a salesman for Bentley Brothers in Albion, tells students about a four-tiered engine, which has less emissions and is better for the environment.

Dennis Kirby, district manager for the Soil and Water Conservation District, talks about soil health and erosion control.