Jamie Ebbesmeyer, Private Land Conservationist for Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), was a guest speaker at Van-Far Junior High School August 30.
Ebbesmeyer assists private land owners in Marion and Monroe counties.
He works with landowners that want to enhance habitat that will benefit wildlife while improving soil health and water quality.
He spoke to Van-Far 7th and 8th graders in an enrichment class titled, STEM. Stem involves Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Ebbesmeyer explained his job qualifications and the wildlife projects he is involved with daily.
He explained what students need to do to become a Private Land Conservationist.
The STEM enrichment class is under the direction of Van-Far Junior High School Science teacher, Miss Allison Allgood.