In Tazewell County, the 2020 Living Soils Week was held at Nuckols Hall at the Tazewell County Fairgrounds Tuesday and Wednesday.
The event was filled with 3rd grade students from several Tazewell County Schools. Students who attended the event learned about different particles in the soil, including sand, silk, and clay.
Members of several agencies attended the event and also taught about soil. Officials say educating the students on soil is very important.
Conservation Education Specialist Elizabeth Bennett said that soil is important to our everyday lives.
"Without soil, we have no food, we have no home, and we don't have the clothes that we wear. So for them to understand the importance of a good quality soil is very important."Elizabeth Bennett, Conservation Education Specialist
The event had nine different learning stations. Tazewell County High School students helped teach some of the material. Officials say this helped high school students with their presentation skills and self confidence.