KEOKUK- On October 4th first graders from Keokuk Public School, Keokuk Christian School and Central Lee School will attend the annual 1st Grade Outdoor Classroom. As it has for many years, the event will be held at the Johnson Farm near Keokuk.
“The Outdoor Classroom is a fun, educational opportunity for youth to get out of the traditional classroom setting and onto the farm. Students will learn about the importance of agriculture and how things produced on a farm are used by them daily,” said Bob Dodds, ISU Extension and Outreach Regional Director.
About 230 students will interact with a variety of presenters on the topic areas of farm safety, horticulture, conservation, sheep, swine, beef, dairy, crops, poultry and trees. Representatives from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Lee County Farm Bureau, Ft. Madison Hospital, Lee County Conservation, Central Lee FFA and other local experts will assist in educating area youth at this year’s 1st Grade Outdoor Classroom.
ISU Extension and Outreach is part of an educational network supported by Iowa State University, local county governments and the United States Department of Agriculture. ISU Extension and Outreach works to provide research-based learning opportunities for citizens of Iowa by providing unbiased, research based information that will improve quality of life.