Lake Benton sixth grade learns about the environment

October 3, 2019

The Lake Benton sixth grade class attended the Environmental Fair held at Lake Shetek. The students learned about a variety of environmental topics.

Submitted by
Alison Olberding, Lake Benton Student Teacher in the sixth grade class

This past week, the sixth-grade students from Lake Benton Elementary School had the opportunity to attend a day-long educa­tional Environmental Fair held at Lake Shetek. The Environmental Fair was sponsored by several sur­rounding area Soil and Wa­ter Conservation Districts and had dozens of present­ers that provided students with information about the environment around them through hands-on activities and creative the­atre performances. The fair had an arrangement of several different sessions devoted to ecology, soils, wildlife and vegetation within southwestern Min­nesota. The Lake Benton students had the opportu­nity to attend many of the sessions offered including Fish, Aquatic Invasive Spe­cies, the Water Cycle, Gla­ciers, Energy, Pollinators and Wind Erosion.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.