The idea is to get students back in the outdoors.

Now, a new student group is doing just that – getting “WILD.”

WILD, which is being organized in a handful of schools now, is a student organization that promotes conservation, environmental education, and outdoor activities.

The concept was started by the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education. It’s also supported by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

WILD had its statewide winter conference Dec. 30 in Great Bend. It included a tour of Cheyenne Bottoms. Sterling High School teacher Dan Whisler was the keynote speaker.

Kansas Agland Editor Amy Bickel's agriculture roots started in Gypsum. She has been covering Kansas agriculture for more than 15 years. Email her with news, photos and other information at or by calling (800) 766-3311 Ext. 320.

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