Students participate in Conservation Carnival

Students participate in Conservation Carnival


The Neshoba County Soil & Water Conservation District hosted their 28th Annual Conservation Carnival at the Neshoba County Coliseum last month.  

Just over 350 fifth grade students from Bogue Chitto, Pearl River, Tucker, Neshoba Central and Philadelphia Schools took part in this year’s carnival.  

The purpose of this event is to enhance the youth of tomorrow with the importance of natural resources and what they can do to conserve them.  

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

ATV Safety – Brad Staten with the MSU Extension Service.

Bugs –  MSU Entomology Department’s Bug Blues Museum 

Water Safety - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with Tommy Miller and Matt Rigdon.

Wildlife –Meaghan Huseman with the MS Museum of Natural Science.

Enviroscape – Deb Veeder with Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Adopt-A-Stream.

Rainwater Simulator – Lee Jones with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Soil Tunnel – Lydia Edmonson with the MS Soil & Water Conservation Commission.

Hunter Safety – Justin Blackburn, Hunter Hall and Dustin Floyd with MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. 

Wildlife – Russell Singleton with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Forestry – Orlando Ellerby and Chris Burnham with the MS Forestry Commission.

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