Students take in annual Envirofest


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Lloyd Davies, Marion resident and avid environmentalist, checks one of the specimen jars he used during his Macro Invertebrates station at last Tuesday’s Envirofest event in Marion’s Central Park. Davies challenged students to identify the little creatures found in local lakes and streams. His station was one of seven offered during the day-long event that involved about 126 students from Marion, Hillsboro, Centre and Peabody-Burns elementary schools as well as Cottonwood Christian School near Durham and three home-school children. The other stations included a soil trailer that depicted the importance of soil quality on plants, a rainfall simulator that showed the effect of soil loss, a forestry focus, an Enviroscape that showed the value of a watershed, a stream trailer and a presentation on wheat complete with homemade bread samples. “It was exciting for the children, said Peggy Blackman, event coordinator. “The presenters thought the children were very attentive. Teachers said it was the best one yet.”


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