Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Seneca Conservation District is happy to partner with Crawford and Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s to host the 19th annual E.A.R.T.H. Workshop at New Riegel School on June 23 and 24. Any teacher, formal or informal, preschool to high school grade level, from anywhere in Ohio is welcome to attend.Featuring sessions, field trips, resources and classroom ready activities, our workshop’s theme will be the traditional fable of The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse. The conflicts, choices and conservation efforts of town and country people are nothing new and the speakers will give attending teachers plenty of background, lessons and alternative applications for helping students explore, understand and ultimately decide which mouse they relate to best. As students learn the Ohio’s Next Generation Science Standards, we also strive to equip them with real world applications and life skills that will make them responsible and respectable adult conservationists — much like the two mice in the fable.The workshop is divided into two days. Country Mouse Day — Tuesday, June 23 — will offer sessions from the Ohio Corn Marketing Association, Crawford SWCD, Geological Society of America, and Kelly Schott. Field Trips will explore new ethanol and energy curriculum and area farms (with an underground twist) to learn and understand soil health with farmers and geology tour guides. During Town Mouse Day — Wednesday, June 24 — session speakers will cover scientific inquiry with a live animal session from the Toledo Zoo, the Sandusky River Valley Beekeeper’s Association, a STEM session with Bob Horton and the Toledo water crisis from Harmful Algal Bloom. Field trips will take you to the town of Tiffin to visit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center or the town of Fostoria to visit downtown to learn about the trains, museums & how to photograph it all.Complete session and field trip descriptions are available at www.conservesenecacounty.com. Registration brochure and form are also available there or by calling the office at (419)447-7073. Early bird registration is only $55, if received by May 29. Payment must be in the form of check or purchase order and should accompany the registration form in the mail. Registrations will be accepted until June 12, at the regular rate of $65 per person. Light breakfast, snacks and lunch, as well as field trip transportation, materials and T-shirt are included in the registration cost.Graduate credit is available through Ashland University for an additional $200, to be collected at the workshop. Additional questions and workshop inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday appealed to voters in Gorakhpur to reject the “unholy and corrupt alliance” of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha bypolls to two seats. His remark came a day after BSP chief Mayawati said that though her party was not contesting the bypolls, her workers and supporters would vote for the “strongest candidate” in a position to defeat the BJP. The SP is the prime opponent of the BJP in the bypolls, and Ms. Mayawati’s call would mean that the BSP workers would support the SP candidates in Gorakhpur and Phulpur.Addressing a rally in Gorakhpur city, Mr. Adityanath said the SP and BSP had agreed on a “deal” to throw the State back into anarchy and corruption.Mr. Adityanath said the BSP was supporting the SP despite “the SP in the past promising to destroy the Ambedkar memorial in Lucknow if it came to power, and the State guest house incident [of 1995 in which SP leaders allegedly humiliated her]”.In another rally in Campierganj, Mr. Adityanath said the two rivals had been forced to come together to save themselves “just like the snake and the mole-rat take shelter in the same place to survive the floods”.”I pity them. But in reality, they are looteras (plunderers). They looted the State, messed with the future of the youth, pushed farmers to despair and defamed the State,” the Chief Minister said.Ms. Mayawati, however, has already clarified that her support to the SP in the bypolls or Rajya Sabha elections did not amount to a formal alliance with the party and the final decision in that regard would be taken after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are declared. Holi celebrationsIn his election rallies, Mr. Adityanath is also emphasising that on Holi festival, Muslims shifted their timings for Friday prayers so that the Hindu festival could be celebrated without any glitches.”Friday prayers come 52 times in a year, the timing can be changed. They changed it from noon to 2 p.m. And we gave full freedom to celebrate Holi with all the fun and frolic,” said Mr. Adityanath.The ruling BJP has picked its Gorakhpur region head Upendra Shukla, a Brahmin, to defend the political bastion of the Chief Minister, who held the seat from 1998 and exerts considerable influence in the region through the Gorakhnath temple of which he is head priest. The Gorakhnath Peeth has held the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat since 1989, with Mahant Avaidyanath, Yogi Adityanath’s guru, winning till 1998.If Mr. Shukla wins, Gorakhpur would get its first BJP MP in 28 years who is not directly from the temple. He faces a challenge from Praveen Nishad, the son of Nishad Party founder Sanjay Nishad. He is fighting on an SP ticket.