By Tim Kowols
Over 250 Kewaunee County sixth-grade students were shuttled to six different locations Wednesday to learn more about the conservation practices happening in their own area. Kinnard Farms, Wagner Tree Farm, Rosiere Wind Farm, N.E.W. Plastics, a UW Discovery Farm, and the C.D. Buzz Besadny Fish Hatchery hosted the students as a part of the Kewaunee County UW-Extension Conservation Tour. Through demonstrations and tours, students were able to learn more about wildlife management, agricultural regulations, and renewable technology. Lee Kinnard from Kinnard Farms in Casco says it is important for people to see what others are doing for conservation first hand.
Luxemburg-Casco Middle School science teacher Ben Alexander-Wolf says the conservation tour gave his students a chance to apply what they are learning in class to the real world.
The Kewaunee County UW-Extension will give local students another learning experience next Wednesday when it hosts its annual Rural Safety Day at the fairgrounds in Luxemburg.