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New London-Spicer teacher honored by state's conservation districts

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has named Tracy Tebben of New London-Spicer High School as their 2012 Teacher Award winner. The award was announced at the 76th association annual meeting recently in Minneapolis. Tebben was nominated for the award by the Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District.

The award honors a K-12 educator/professional teacher who has created innovative conservation education activities for reaching students.

As an agriculture teacher at New London-Spicer High School, Tebben has been instrumental in developing an active natural resource curriculum for his students. He gives his students a real hands-on approach to conservation and natural resource education, teaching team work through classroom activities and field application. The Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District has worked with Tebben, providing class presentations and writing grants for conservation projects around the school campus.