4-H'ers teach Sidney students the importance of bees


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

4-H'er Chantal Riggs, 16, gives a presentation on the declining population of honey bees worldwide to Sidney sixth grade students as part of the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience.

West Elementary School students in Sidney were buzzing about a special presentation in their science classes Monday as two Cheyenne County 4-H'ers gave presentations and led them in an activity centered around the declining population of honey bees worldwide.

The presentation was part of the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, a collaboration between the National 4-H Council and agribusiness corporation Monsanto. In the program, 4-H'ers are educated on a real-world agricultural challenge, which they then present to students in their area.

"We participated two years ago," Cheyenne County UNL Exten...

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