Philadelphia Elementary Students Experiences Nature at Conservation Carnival

Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation taught PES 5th grade students about how to use natural resources at the annual Conservation Carnival held at the Neshoba County Coliseum.

Students learned about everything from forestry to soil conservation and hunter education to boat/ATV safety, but the natural science exhibit, where students were able to touch a live baby alligator, seemed to be the biggest highlight of the carnival.

“It was difficult for me to decide which event was my favorite. I learned so much from all of the activities but being able to actively participate in the “Boating Safety” and “Museum of Natural Science” sessions was so cool.” -Brelan Hunter

Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation wanted to show students how their everyday lives are affected by the environment around them and natural resources.

“The recycling and composting event was great. I already knew a lot about the importance of recycling from science class. I was excited to hear about how easy it is to compost.” -Zacharian McGhee

Each student left with more knowledge about how they make an impacting in and on our environment.

The event is held each year by Erica Fortenberry and the Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation, the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Mississippi Wildlife, Fishers and Parks and other exhibitors.