March 19, 2014

Hands-on learning
Students with Menno Elementary School take part in learning activities with Park Ranger Chris Wilkinson, with the National Park Service in Yankton, Monday afternoon, March 17. Wilkinson and fellow park ranger Dugan Smith were on hand with a mobile educational trailer to talk about the Missouri River Recreational Area and endangered species in and around the Menno area. The visit was coordinated by Menno High School senior Kaci Bierle, who chose to provide educaitonal opportunities about endangered species as part of her senior project. Wilkinson and Smith gave presentations to third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders about the recovery of bald eagles and silting issues with on the Missouri River, among other topics.