Congratulations to Dr. Fuschetti on being awarded the Conservation Teacher of the Year plaque yesterday. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representatives, Linda May and Anna Yellin, came to visit Dr. Fuschetti's 4th grade students to work on conservation activities and to present the plaque. They began by playing a game called Oh, Deer. This game showed the students the importance of animals and their habitats. The students were able to see that the population of wildlife rises and falls based on the availability of resources. The Department of Natural Resources also brought boxes of butterflies, bees, and other pollinator insects for the students to observe physical characteristics. They also spent time in the outdoor classroom evaluating the terrain and planning for a Spring planting. This area will be filled with flowers and plants that will surely attract a variety of pollinators for our gardening needs. They planted several plants in the new raised beds, and pulled some evasive plants that we do not want taking over our area. Then they were back in the classroom to paint garden rocks. The DNR provided all the rocks and materials necessary for each student to design and paint a rock to put in their gardens or outside areas at home. Each rock was to illustrate an environmental theme – plants or insects.