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Third graders learn about their environment

April 26, 2007

Tifton-- Hundreds of South Georgia students got an up close and personal look at agriculture and the environment today. The University of Georgia's Tifton Campus hosted a program geared to educate students on the many aspects of food and fiber production in Georgia.

The elementary students saw more than forty presentations designed to teach them about science.  The presenters demonstrated everything from milking a cow to peanut production. Organizers say it's a great way to help young minds grow."They remember what we tell them. They get off the bus as fourth graders in the fall wanting to know where the different stations are and can we see so and so. This gives us the idea they remember what they are seeing and they come back wanting more.

"The third graders will return next fall as fourth graders to see how certain plants have grown through the summer. The program began six years ago, with only sixty Tift County third graders. This year, nine-hundred third graders took part from six different South Georgia Counties" said program coordinator Benjie Baldree.

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