The Neshoba County Soil & Water Conservation District hosted their 19th annual Conservation Carnival at the Neshoba County Coliseum on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12th.

Approximately 405 fifth grade students from Neshoba Central, Philadelphia and Union schools took part in this year's carnival.

The purpose of this carnival is to enhance our youth of tomorrow with the importance of our natural resources and what they can do to preserve it.

Nine educational stations were set-up and students rotated through all stations. Local agencies participate in the carnival educating students on various subjects such as;

1) Forestry -Bill Kitchens and Brad Chapman with the MS Forestry Commission.

2) Non- point Pollution - Susan Shedd with the MS Soil & Water Conservation Commission.

3) Wildlife - Jason Keenan with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

4) Water Safety - Gary Hardin from the Corps of Engineer.

5) Incredible Journey with a molecule - Lee Smith with the MS Soil & Water Conservation Commission.

6) Soils - Billy Kingery with Mississippi State University and Mike Lilley with NRCS.

7) Recycling - John David Burns from MS Dept. of Environmental Quality.

8) The Importance of Water - Margaret White with the MS Extension Service.

9) ATV Safety - Trey Pope with the MS Farm Bureau Federation.