Not your typical classroom
Nearly 400 sixth-grade students in Todd County — including those from Osakis — learned about natural resources and the environment on Sept. 20 but it wasn't through textbooks or lectures.
Their classroom was a farm.
The 24th annual Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District Enviro-Fest took place at the Dale and Marie Katterhagen farm east of Browerville.
The students went to several stations throughout the farm to get insights into a wide variety of topics — wildlife, soils, electricity, bubbleology, topography, invasive species, watersheds, bears, erosion, tree planting, gophers, water use, forestry, bees, furs, birds, water, hydroponics and more.
A total of 70 students and teachers from Osakis Elementary School and eight from St. Agnes School participated in the event, along with groups from Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Bertha Hewitt, Browerville, Staples-Motley ahd homeschools.