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On Earth Day, some students at West High School got a chance to learn about water conservation in a special classroom.

Staff from Iowa State University brought a trailer that serves as a classroom. They try and teach kids about water and natural resource conservation.

They want kids to know they can make a difference by learning how important water is to our planet.

"A picture is worth a thousand words," ISU associate professor Matt Helmers said. "I do work research and show a graph of how much sediment is lost or retained with a certain activity. If we just show a picture of very little sediment loss or a lot of sediment it really can hit home."

Students got a chance to check out the rainfall simulator, which demonstrates the impacts of land management choices on water quality.

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