The Piedmont Environmental Council and Powhatan School teamed up to host the annual Conservation Day for all fourth graders in Clarke County on Thursday, September 28th. More than 160 fourth graders from D.G. Cooley, Boyce Elementary, and Powhatan School attended the program themed “Habitats.”

Students spent the morning visiting various environmental stations from public works people to wildlife organizations to area businesses. An addition this year was also a guided hike on the Crocker Conservancy. At midday, representatives from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center spoke to the entire group of students about habitats. They brought a number of animals to show students during the keynote address.

Special thanks to the following participating organizations who made it such a terrific educational experience:

Gem Bingol & The Piedmont Environmental Council
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Blandy Experimental Farm
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fishery
Carter Burton architect
Frederick County Dept of Public Works
Piedmont Chapter of the VA Native Plant Society
Potomac Valley Audubon
Loudoun & Clarke Land Use