Sumter 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.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
This safety day program was started in 1995 by the Progressive Farmer Magazine. Approximately 4,000 third grade students have attended this education event where they learn about tractor safety, ATV safety, etc.
Sumter/Marengo Water Festival
This educational program educates 4th grade children about all aspects of water and other related natural resources and to instill in them a general awareness and stewardship ethic. Through hands-on activities the children learn about the role water plays in the environment.