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.