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Safety Days provides hands-on lessons, practices

May 17, 2012

Photo by Amy Cherry - A representative from Elkland Search and Rescue discusses survival techniques with students from Fox Township Elementary during the recent Safety Days event held for local fifth grade students at the Elk County Fairgrounds.

Fifth grade students from throughout Elk County recently participated in the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, a nationwide program geared toward teaching youth about safety issues dealing with agriculture, community, home and other topics.
"The students and teachers really enjoyed the event. Presenters are encouraged to do hands-on activities with the youth in order to keep them engaged. The teachers enjoyed the activities and the important lessons learned. Many of the presentations can be directly related to school curriculum, which makes it a very worthwhile fieldtrip," said Natalie Aiello, Elk-Cameron County 4-H/youth extension educator for the Penn State Cooperative Extension.

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