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.
Butler County Education Outreach
At “Old Time Farm Day” held in October of each year, the Butler County SWCD and NRCS provide conservation education. This is a two day event with Friday being the day for local students K-5 thru 1st grade to attend. In October of 2015, we presented an educational program about Pollinators. The students made a bee or butterfly and were allowed to pollinate flowers with different colors of glitter.
For the past 20 years, the Butler County SWCD, and the NRCS have provided an interactive and educational program at the Butler County Forestry Planning Committee Natural Resources Youth Camp. This annual camp for 28 Butler County 6th Grade Students is an indoor and outdoor classroom for energetic, inquisitive students eager to learn about forestry, wildlife, ecology, tree identification, fire protection, forest products, soil and water conservation, and the people who manage these resources in Alabama’s vast forests.
The Butler County Conservation District provides Educational Material to all Butler County Schools for Soil Stewardship Week in April of each year.
The Butler County Conservation District has provided “Sammy Soil” and “Ruby Raindrop” Educational Program for W.O. Parmer Elementary School and the W.O. Parmer Summer Camp Program.
The Butler County Conservation District is active in the Butler County Forestry Planning Committee and also active in the Mid-South RC&D.