Sixth Grade Field Day at Winchester

On May 11th The Lewis Soil Conservation District (LSCD) hosted the 40th Annual 6th Grade Field Day at Winchester State Park.

The weather was perfect for the 6th grade students from Highland, Prairie, Kamiah and Summit to enjoy the educational opportunity provided from the following volunteers:

Soils and Geology — instructed by Eileen Rowan, Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and Alyssa Rowan, Student Volunteer

Air Quality/Campfire Etiquette — instructed by Johna Boulafentis, Nez Perce Tribe Air Quality

Fire Control — instructed by Maureen Crabtree, Al Allman, Cory Town & Shawn Johnson, Idaho Department of Lands (IDL)

Forestry — instructed by Clark Christiansen, IDL, Chris Gerhart, IDL, and Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth, St. Gertrude’s Monastery

Take Me Fishing — instructed by Erin Tennesen & Ryan Aune, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Nature Trail — instructed by Donald Rudy, Jr. Rangers

Life of the Salmon — instructed by Kevin Traylor, NRCS, Jessica Wells, NRCS, and Stefanie Bowman, Idaho Soil and Water Conservation District and Tiffany Sonnen, Student Volunteer

Canoeing — assisted by Vern McMaster, NRCS, Elaine Sonnen, LSCD, Tom Sonnen, Volunteer and Kevin Seitz, NRCS

Winchester Quick Response Unit was on site with LeAnn Trautman

The students rotate every 20 minutes throughout the day to the eight different learning stations.

LSCD provided lunch for the volunteers which were prepared by Karol Holthaus, LSCD.

LSCD would like to thank the students, teachers, volunteers for making this another successful year. A Special Thanks to Nita, Kitty, Bob & Frank with Winchester State Park.

This article was submitted by Elaine Sonnen with the Lewis Soil Conservation District.

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