Kim Strunk of Davenport has been named the 2012 Conservation Teacher of the Year by the Iowa Soil Conservation Committee.

Strunk was rewarded for  his outstanding service in creating public awareness of the need to safeguard the country’s heritage of natural and human resources. 

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He has taught high school environmental science courses at Davenport West High School for 18 years, but has been teaching for 38 years. 

Strunk teaches many of his classes with hands-on outdoor activities and encourages his students to volunteer.