April 28, the fourth graders talked with Michelle Gorder and Kodie Olsen from the water conservation foundation.
By Jake Edgell
They were shown how different soils are affected by chemicals getting into water, and how quickly those chemicals can spread into lakes and rivers. They were then shown how a straight river causes more erosion than a winding river.
After that, they were given the opportunity to make their own rivers. This helped the fourth graders to see what makes a good river. A good river is made from a winding pattern, and vegetation and rocks on the river banks to hold everything together.
Everyone had fun and learned a good lesson.