Conservation department visits Bacon’s Summer Camp

Published 12:12 pm Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bacon District Elementary Library recently welcomed Julie Hamlett and Patricia Mays from the Soil and Water Conservation Office. They came to the library to talk with the third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students about backyard habitats. The focus in the library has been water with the theme, “Make a Splash READ.” Hamlett and Mays talked to the children about the importance of water in a habitat and providing clean water for the animals that live there. Butterflies, bees, bats and birds were the focus of animals that might live outside the students’ windows. Caring for the habitat and the needs of the animals were discussed. At the end, the children were able to make bird seed cookies to feed the birds in their own backyards. Pictured are, from left, Jaylan Gordon, Hamlett, Nika Daniel, Timothy Brooks, Caryea Boyd, Maira Morales-Sanchez, Kamiyus Clark and Mays.