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Fifth-graders from Lake Pleasant Central School and fifth- and sixth-graders from Inlet Common School listen as Dean Nervik of Lake Pleasant explains how solar can power an off-the-grid homestead. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Sixth-graders from Wells Central School and fifth- and sixth-graders from Long Lake Central School learn about birds from Joan Collins of Blue Mt. Lake. Collins said the most common owl in Hamilton County is the barred. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Sixth-graders from Wheelerville Union Free School in Caroga Lake are all ears. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Sixth-graders from Wheelerville Union Free School in Caroga Lake learn about wetlands from SWCD Educator Caitlin Stewart. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

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The great outdoors

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Updated: 11:26 PM

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District's 34th Annual Lynn Galusha Conservation Field Day Thursday, Sept. 19, saw fifth- and sixth-grade students from five schools hike the district's nature trail to six different stations, learning about conservation from experts. They had the opportunity to take notes and enter the fifth-grade essay or sixth-grade poster contest. The final presentation of the day was at Lake Pleasant Transfer Station, where the children learned where their trash goes.

     

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