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Conference on the Environment for Youth Coming Soon
Conference on the Environment for Youth Coming Soon

From Prince William County:

The Department of Public Works is offering local youth an opportunity to learn more about the environment and participate in a conservation project this spring. Students in the 4th to 8th grades are invited to this year’s Youth Ambassadors’ Conference on the Environment on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas.     

This year’s conference will feature a pep rally, Environmental Jeopardy contest, games and activities. There will also be special speakers from the Sierra Club and the National Wildlife Federation. To add to the experience, students can also register to participate in special 4-H workshops in the afternoon. The 4-H workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with topics ranging from art and jewelry making, Legos, Hawaiian dancing and science experiments. 

After the conference, students and their families will be asked to volunteer for a special conservation project to benefit our community. The projects will be held between March 19 and April 30 to give families a chance to select a project that suits their needs and schedules.  Projects include efforts to plant trees and flowers, pick up litter, improve trails, clean up local streams and rivers, and protect local wetlands. The projects allow the community to take an active role in preserving our natural resources.

If your student would like to participate in the conference or for more details, contact Deb Oliver, Department of Public Works at 703-792-6819, doliver@pwcgov.org or Lenore Butcher Kuch, Prince William 4-H at 703-792-4536, lkuch@pwcgov.org. You can find more information atwww.pwcgov.org/greenkids.

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