Youngsters get first hand lesson on river
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. -- Students in the North Country are getting the chance to learn more about the St. Lawrence River first hand.
Save the River brought about 50 first graders from the LaFargeville School District out to Wellesley Island Wednesday in an effort to teach them ways to protect the waterway. Students got to go out on a boat and see the different habitats and animals along the St. Lawrence.
"Our job as advocates is to get people to protect the river, but it's hard to do if people don't know the river and appreciate it. So our job is really just to let the kids learn a little bit, have a good time and come away with a better appreciation of the river itself," said Save the River Assistant Director Stephanie Weiss.
The group has taken out several other schools in Jefferson County and says it is great to see the students so excited about the river's future.