Pickens 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.
Alabama Association of Conservation District (AACD) Poster Contest, Posters due in the District office by May 1st. We offer this contest to grades K-3rd to each of the schools in Pickens County.
Alabama Association of Conservation District (AACD) Essay Contest, Essays due in the District office by May 1st. We offer this contest in two divisions Jr. High for grades 7-9 and Senior High grades 10-12 and will offer to each of the schools in Pickens County.
Each year the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Pickens County Soil & Water Conservation District participate in the two day FAWN Field Day event with 5th graders from each of the 4 schools in Pickens County.
Once a year Angie Porter, DAC participates in the Farm to City Day, Angie works with the 3rd grade class at Pickens Academy in Carrollton, Alabama and a 3rd grade class from Advent Academy in Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham students travel to Pickens County to spend a day on a farm and the Pickens Academy student travel to Birmingham, Alabama to spend a day in the city and all during the year the students are pen/pals between the classrooms. Angie works with the EnviroScape model to teach the students how to take care and conserve the land and water. This gives the students a chance to actually meet each other and to learn the Farm/City life.