Alyssa and Toby Kruse and Arik Ostler, standing, create bird feeders out of recycled plastic bottles.
Storm Lake Boy Scout Troop 105 enjoyed a recent evening with Students Concerned About Tomorrow’s Environment (SCATE) members in the Estelle Siebens Science Center at Buena Vista University while learning about recycling and how to make bird feeders out of plastic water bottles. The Scouts also participated in an interactive song bird activity where they learned how to identify regional species that may visit their bird feeders.
Cubmaster Justin Yarosevich, a 1999 graduate of BVU, organized the annual event with SCATE President Jennifer Heim, a junior biology and environmental science double major from Watertown, S.D.
Other BVU students who participated were SCATE Vice President Grace Sullivan, a junior biology and psychology double major from Yankton, S.D..; Kayla Hartmann, a sophomore environmental science major from Albert Lea, Minn.; Julia Rust, a senior biology major, with teaching licensure, from Sibley; Kelsey Fredricks, a sophomore environmental science major from Marathon; Shane Nellis, a senior criminal justice/criminology major from Melvin; Jaccob Rahn, a senior environmental science major from Sioux City; and Arik Ostler, a freshman computer science major from Red Oak.