Life comes from soil. Not just plant life, but all life. Think about it. What are the three things all living creatures need to live? Food, water, and shelter. The first one is easy. All food comes from the soil; even Twizzlers and Oreos, which are made with wheat flour. The wheat grain used to make flour is harvested from plants that need healthy soil to grow. Our meat even depends on healthy soil. For example, cows eat grass; which comes from soil. Healthy soil grows the trees we use to build our houses, and soil microbes help clean your water. Healthy soil means healthy life on Earth. The Warren County Conservation District is looking for artwork from students in grades K-12 that express the concept of this year’s theme; “Healthy Soil, Healthy Life”.
March 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm – Artwork is due at the Warren County Conservation District (4000 Conewango Ave in Warren)
March 22-April 1 – People’s Choice voting by members of the public during work hours (8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday - Friday).
April 4, 2022 – Artwork will be judged
April 6, 2022 – Winning entrants will be notified
April 20- 22, 2022 – All entrants need to pick up their artwork
Children and their Pals (parent, grandparent, adult sibling or guardian) can come and learn about why soil is so important. We will see what we can find that lives in the soil around us. The soil under our feet is more than just dirt. Come and learn about the life of soil. Come explore, dig around, you’ll never look at soil the same way again. Wear old clothes that you that you don’t mind getting dirty!
Children and their Pals (parent, grandparent, adult sibling or guardian) can participate in searching for macroinvertebrates (macros) in the Hatch Run Stream right behind the pavilion at the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area. Please wear shoes or boots that can be in the water. We will see what types of and how many critters (macros) we can find in the stream.