Marion County Education Outreach
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.
Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) – two day workshop for approximately 400 sixth grade students in Marion County that consists of eight different stations including soils, GPS units, Native American culture, ATV safety, fire safety, tree identification, wildlife management, honey bees.
Land Judging Workshop/Competition designed to help students learn more about and differences in soils and their capabilities, methods of soil conservation and improvement, treatments to help in obtaining higher production, and selection of suitable home sites. .