PENFIELD – About 100 students, from seven different schools, were on hand at Parker Dam State Park on Friday
for its annual Earth Day celebration.
Parker Dam began holding this annual event in 2007. It is a cooperative effort between planners of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, DCNR Bureau of State Parks, Clearfield County Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Part of the focus of this years event was to learn about conservation and the natural world.
On hand to provide demonstrations to students were the Department of Agriculture, Clearfield County Conservation District, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Penn State, and the Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited.
Participating students rotated between pavillions where demonstrations were set up. There they had about 40 minutes to learn from and interact with the displays. One of the hands-on activities was set up by the PA Fish and Boat Commission which allowed students to identify water bugs and plant life that were in sealed containers. Another demonstration was set up by the Clearfield County Conservation District which taught students about the different types of errosion.
Earth Day is April 22.