In 2015, conservation districts educated 100,000 students statewide about agriculture, farming, wildlife, and (of course) conservation! Alabama is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and natural beauty. Conservation districts offer a number of educational programs to show students how to be good stewards of our natural resources so future generations can enjoy the same Alabama the Beautiful we know and love. Contact your district administrative coordinator if you’d like to bring an educational program to your school or group, and be sure to check out what’s available on the state level too.
Colbert County Education Outreach
Earthday – each year during April the Earth Day Board hosts a fun filled, educational all-day event alternating between Colbert and Lauderdale County. Teachers are able to get lots of free stuff for their classes. There are usually other events supported by the Earth Day Board during the month.
Ag Day – Colbert County Conservation District supervisors and staff assist with the Annual Ag Day in March. It is a day dedicated to all areas of FFS. Colbert County is in charge of safe tractor driving. Events include carpentry, cattle judging, tree judging, and several other areas.
EviroScape – non-point demonstrations are available to any group. The interactive EnviroScape model dramatically demonstrates sources of point source and non-point source pollution – and its prevention. Engaging and effective EnviroScape creates a real sense of understanding through hands-on demonstrations. Suitable for all ages. Those interested should call the Colbert County Conservation District at 256-383-4323.
Jr. Garden Club – In March the Colbert County Conservation District helps with the Town & Country Junior Garden Club of Hatton Elementary School.