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.”

Thank you to Ms. Cathy Barr for the photos!

Students spent the morning visiting various environmental stations from public works people to wildlife organizations to area businesses. 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:

The Piedmont Environmental Council
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Carter Burton architect
Frederick County Department of Public Works
Friends of the Shenandoah River
Lord Fairfax Conservation District
Virginia Working Landscape
Sustainability Matters
Trout Unlimited
Shenandoah Master Naturalists