Walker 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.
Each year, the district visits Lupton 4th graders to demonstrate how a cotton gin works.
The District assists with Ground Hog Job Shadow Day-planning & placement of students.
The District provides an Arbor Day Celebration to those schools who request one. Each 2nd grade student receives a seedlings as well as listens to other presenters from the Walker County Forestry Planning Committee which consists of our agency, NRCS, Al. Forestry Comm. , Dept. of Conservation Natural Resources and Al. Cooperative Extension System
Read Across America – The DAC reads a book to each 2nd grade class at Valley Elementary School. Each year, the book show cases a different subject and other presenters also attend.
The district will host a Beginning Farmer/Rancher Meeting, held in conjunction with Walker County Farmers Federation Young Farmers and Cawaco RC & D. This is the 2nd year to be held.
Future Farmers of America livestock, forestry and tractor driving is held at the Walker County Extension office. This is an annual contest that we cook for every year.
Wildlife School for is moved to a different part of the state every year. Topics are related to forestry landowners and landowners looking to improve their land for wildlife habitat.
The date for the Soil Health workshop will be determined held in conjunction with Cawaco RC & D. This will be the 2nd year for the workshop
Annual Forestry/Land Mgmt. workshop (typically held in Sept.) at Bevill Comm. College The workshop provides logging managers and registered foresters with their professional training hours that they are required to receive every year as well as providing landowners with best management practices for their land (topics change every year).
Land judging to be determined (typically held in Oct.) Walker Co. Ext. office (this contest is held every year for all the Walker County Future Farmers of America land judging teams this prepares them for their district land judging contest - some years we have teams from other counties that attend as well)