Pheasants Forever supports program for fifth-graders
The Waupaca County chapter of Pheasants Forever supported the Golden Sands Conservation Field Day at Hartman Creek State Park with a $500 donation.
The Stevens Point-based Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council holds the event each year at the park. This year’s event included nearly 400 fifth-graders, students and teachers from throughout Waupaca County, took place Oct. 2.
The day began at 8:45 a.m. as school buses arrived from Iola-Scandinavia, Manawa, Marion, Waupaca, Clintonville and Christ Lutheran, Weyauwega.
Students spent the day learning about soil conservation, forestry, trapping, boating, fishing, law enforcement, alternative energy, camping and turkey lore. Each stop provided a presentation on outdoors knowledge, skills, ecology and responsible stewardship.
“It’s fun to watch the kids as they learn things that are really new to them.” Waupaca County Pheasants Forever board member and volunteer Jim Schulz of Waupaca said. “It’s even more fun to see the adults learn the same things. They often have as many questions and are as impressed as the kids.”
Event sponsors include Waupaca County Pheasants Forever, Whitetails Unlimited, the Waupaca County Land & Water Conservation Department, and Friends of Hartman Creek State Park.