By: Crispin Havener
Ten schools from around the Quad Cities competed in the "Mississippi River Eco-Meet" on Thursday.
This is the 24th annual meet. 13 teams of 4th and 5th graders competed in events including, "The Mississippi and It's Uses", "Animals Around Us", and "Water Safety".
The Army Corps of Engineers sponsored the event and rangers helped to make learning fun.
"To have a chance to learn more about the environment, have a great time away from school, have a fun day plus to know other students makes it all worthwhile," says Steve Bacek, a Park Ranger who helped run the event.
The Eco-Meet also promotes better use of our natural and cultural resources.