Chanda Cooper

Richland County conservationist named Educator of the Year

Chanda Cooper, Richland County Conservation Commission’s education program coordinator, has put together some unique activities to get children and adults interested in environmentalism. Whether its making tree costumes with a classroom of children or having a group of teachers write raps and songs about water droplets, Cooper knows how to make conservation education interactive and fun. Richland County Conservation Commission…

Catawba Trail Elementary School celebrates Arbor Day with a tree planting

Third graders at Catawba Trail Elementary School spent Friday morning planting a tree to celebrate Arbor Day. The school was selected by the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District this year to sponsor a tree. Students planted a gem magnolia in the future memorial garden at Catawba Trail Elementary School (photo provided). “Being selected today to receive a magnolia…