Hettinger fifth and sixth grade students learned about the eco system through Eco Ed. The event is held every other year.
Eco Ed creates opportunities for students to take ownership of environmental issues in their own communities and gives them the experience that allows them to feel empowered to help resolve environmental issues now and in the future.
Eco Ed is an outdoor classroom that rotates through sessions learning about soils, prairies/range, woodlands, wetlands/wildlife, and water. At the end of the day students are able to recognize how all these components work together for a healthy eco-system.
This year we had a special presenter from Prairie Waters from Valley City State University where the students put on waders and go into the water at Mirror Lake and do bug collection and identification.
At the end of the day each students receives a t-shirt that has been sponsored by local businesses.
The district would like to thank the students, teachers, facilitators, chaperones, bus driver, and the sponsors of the t-shirt for another successful Eco Ed.