On Tuesday, Woodward Academy’s summer Conservation class went on a field trip to the Don Williams Park where they experienced some of the great Iowa outdoors. Based on concepts from class, this trip was an opportunity to spend some time and learn what conservation really means from professionals in the field.
For the past few months, the class discussed topics related to conservation with one of the most important being the conservation continuum. This concept analyzes the fine line between poaching and conserving and applies primarily to game animals such as various birds and deer, but also applies to a number of insects.
On the trip, park tour guides informed the students of the lake’s recent projects that included the removal of silk and mud build up at the entrance, and the growth of an osprey nest. Students were allowed to spend some time fishing and canoeing at the lake.