Education Day returns for third year in a row at Jefferson County fairgrounds

West Virginia

Education Day at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds meshes fun and an outside classroom learning experience particularly for special education programs. 

For the third year in a row, special education programs at the middle and high schools were able to explore the barns and interact with animals. With a farmers market, each student is allowed to “purchase” some produce. organizers say the all volunteer based fair is a great learning opportunity for all students. 

“What we’ve learned over the last several years is that Education Day is equally as important for our 4-H and FFA members because they get an interaction that they normally may not normally have,” said Katlin Thorsell, 2018 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. “They create a connection with these kids that come here and they go back to their schools and they see these kids every day.” 

There were close to 500 animals at the fairgrounds. 

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