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.
Montgomery County Education Outreach
Montgomery County Water Festival: 2400 4th graders attended with all schools in Montgomery County represented. The students participated in an hand-on demonstration of Water Filtration.
Classroom in the Forest: A school’s 4th grade class was selected to participate in a forest environment and the students participated in activities.
Farm City: The County is invited to attend an outing on a Ranch in Montgomery County. Children’s activities are available as well as all kinds of farm animals to interact with. There is food, drinks and entertainment for the whole family.
Septic Tank Workshop: provided by a grant from ADEM. The education is to support the use and care of septic tanks. After attending the workshop, the attendees may be eligible for a voucher to have their septic tank cleaned out.
“This project was fully or partially funded by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 4.” EPA retains royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable authority and license to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use for federal purposes, copyright in any work produced or purchased with Section 319 grant support in accordance with 40 CFR 31.34.
Blue Planet Defenders: The 5th grade class at Pintlala School have joined the Blue Planet Defenders Club. A club meeting is held each month with a hands on educational emphasis on Water and Soil. The last meeting will consist of a field trip to a wetlands with activities to enhance their learning experience in the classroom.