Sixth graders participate in environmental awareness days
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. – Sixth graders in Jefferson County got a taste of what a career in biology or environmental studies might entail.
About 700 students from eight different schools attended the 22nd Annual Environmental Awareness Days, held on the grounds at the Northern NY Agricultural Historical Society in Stone Mills.
Various stations were set up around the grounds and student groups received a quick biology or safety lesson with personnel from the Department of Environmental Conservation, or Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Organizers hoped the exposure would inspire students to go into an environmental field of study later in life.
“What we’re hoping that students can take away from this event is a practical application of what they’re learning in the classroom, so many of these students, they get some lab time, but not a lot, not a lot of chances to go out and see where the science that they learn in the classroom is applied and this is a chance for them to get out and see people and maybe even find some careers that they might be interested in,” said CCE event organizer Matt Greene.
This was the second of the two day event.