Brockway Sixth Grade Conservation Day
Every year Clear Creek State Park is invaded with sixth grade students from Brockway Elementary School. This annual event is planned by Roger Hartless of the PA Game Commission and the sixth grade teachers at the school. Over 100 students, rotate between stations within the park.
Megan Whitlatch, Jefferson Conservation District, taught the students about Poisonous Plants. She showed them what plants may be poisonous and should be avoided when they are out and about this summer.
Dana Hannibal and Becky Gaston, JCCD, and Luke Bobnar, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, showed students how to identify macroinvertebrates and why they are important to a stream.
John Brundege, DCNR Forester, taught students about tree and plant identification.
Roger Hartless, PA Game Commission, explained Hunting Violation Investigations and Tony and Suzi Stefani taught hunting safety. Frank Leichtenberger, PA Game Commission, spoke on how to identify wildlife.
This annual environmental field day is a great learning event for the students!