W.A.C.K.Y. Day - Wildlife Agriculture Conservation Knowledge for Youth

Established 2001

General Information: 

WACKY is a school based event for 6th graders in Phillips, Rooks, Smith, Graham, Osborne, and Norton Counties. We began with 199 kids and 50 volunteers and are expecting 450 kids and over 100 volunteers this year!

Next Celebration Date: 
September 15, 2010

WACKY day will be on September 15, 2010 at the Dane G. Hansen Boy Scout Camp south of Kirwin.

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Organizer(s): 

Jean Stapel
Phillips County Conservation District
jean.stapel@ks.nacdnet.net
(785) 543-2518

Festival Activities: 

Students rotate through 15 different stations dealing with the theme of the day - presentations on trees, range grasses, wildlife, natural resource conservation, and Kansas crops. Over the lunch hour students play carnival games that deal with the theme of the day.

Detailed Festival Information: 

WACKY Day began as a project with the Phillipsburg Elementary school and with some creative thinking and a lot of help grew to what it is now.

Both the students and teachers really seem to enjoy coming to WACKY Day and the hands on activities and the range of topics covered. It is amazing to see everyone come together to put on an event such as this.

The biggest challenge is getting the greatest number of students to the greatest number of stations while still allowing each station the amount of time they need for their presentations. We have a great bunch of presenters so even though each student doesnt make it to each station - they all get to see great activities.

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