Before kids head out on summer break, UW-Extension of Kewaunee County and Kewaunee County Public Health Department host the 22nd Annual Rural Safety Day, May 23.
Since this event first began in 1997, it continues to grow each year. It is now educating approximately 300 third grade students from Kewaunee County public and parochial schools outside of the classroom. It is designed to raise children’s awareness of the importance of practicing safety at home, on the farm and while they’re out exploring.
Held at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds from 8:30 am to 2 pm, there are 15 learning stations in the barns at the Fairgrounds with guest speakers teaching lessons that highlight how to be cautious around tractors, ATVs, lawn mowers, farm animals and pets as well as swimming, sun protection, biking, seat belt safety, staying home alone, power lines, fire, mother nature’s creatures and poisonous plants.
Rural Safety Day is financially supported by Kewaunee County Farm Bureau, Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee and the UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. It also includes the participation and attendance of local veterans, Kewaunee County Board Supervisors and Kewaunee County staff.