Washington 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.

FAWN is an educational program directed at young minds to increase their understanding of forestry and wise use of our forests and woodlands. All activities are conducted outside in a forest setting. Students participating in FAWN will

  • Demonstrate why trees are planted, managed, and harvested
  • Explain how to some forest practices affect wildlife
  • Demonstrate why sate game sanctuaries exist
  • Identify differences between softwoods (pines) and hardwoods
  • Indicate why soil type is important in forest and wildlife management
  • Indicate how forest have changed during Alabama history
  • Identify products that are derived from trees and plants in a forest
  • Determine some career opportunities in the forest industry

We Invite all the 6th grade class from around our county to participate in the FAWN program.