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More than 900 fourth-graders attend 20th annual Conservation Camp

J. H. Osborne • Sep 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM

KINGSPORT — For the 20th year in a row, Keep Kingsport Beautiful is hosting its Conservation Camp for fourth grade students from local schools. This year’s title sponsor is Republic Services, for the ninth year running.

What: Conservation Camp introduces students to a variety of environmental learning activities. Students will rotate through 14 “classroom” stations, addressing such topics as “Underwater ROVs” by Streamworks, “Forest Fire Control” by the Tennessee Division of Forestry, “Making Paper and Forest Conservation” by Domtar, “Biomes” by Hands On! Discovery Center, and “A Glimpse into the Culture of the Southeastern Native Americans” by the Remnant Yuchi Nation. Volunteer presenters from various agencies, companies and organizations provide the educational programming.

When: The event began Tuesday and concludes today.

Who: In all, 900 students will participate over the course of the three-day event.

Where: Eastman has again donated the use of its Bays Mountain Recreation Area (commonly called “Eastman Cabins”) as a venue for the event.

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