Conservation Station coming to farmers market

The Conservation Station | GCNO file photo

The Conservation Station, an engaging mobile learning center, educates all ages about the importance of clean water and healthy soil by making science fun and accessible. The Conservation Station will be at the Greene County farmers market Tuesday,  Aug.  28, from 4 to 6:30 pm.

Both kids and adults will enjoy free, fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Visitors to the Conservation Station will learn how water flows in a watershed and how all Iowans can make a difference for water quality. They can also play the Watershed Game and try their hand at the “Poo Toss” to win prizes.

The Conservation Station’s rainfall simulator shows how water can run off or infiltrate surfaces in both agricultural and urban environments. Water is collected in jars to show how different land management choices can impact water and soil movement across Iowa’s landscape.

The Conservation Station is sponsored by the Water Rocks! and Iowa Learning Farms outreach programs. Water Rocks! is a unique, award-winning statewide water education program that fosters the interplay of knowledge, caring and engagement among Iowa’s youth. Iowa Learning Farms is building a culture of conservation among farmers and other Iowans. For more information about Water Rocks! or to request a visit from the Conservation Station, visit www.waterrocks.org. To learn more about Iowa Learning Farms, go to www.iowalearningfarms.org.

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