Friday, May 15, 2009

2008/2009 educational activities

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District participated in the following educational activities for the 2008/2009 school year. If your school or group would like to schedule an educational activity please call Katherine Patton at (205) 387-1879.

Sponsored the County land judging contest at the property of Mr. Bobby Rea. Thanks to Mr. Rea for the use of his property for this contest as well as Walker County District 2 for digging the judging pits. Congratulations to Oakman High School for winning this event.

Hosted 30 ninth grade students from across the County for Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

Participated in the Curry Elementary Career Fair where each student received a longleaf pine seedling to plant. The 550 seedlings were donated by the Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Walker County Forestry Planning Committee.

Participated in the Arbor Day Celebration with Oakman High School FFA students. Partners for this event were Reed Mining, Alabama Surface Mining Commission, Alabama Chapter of the American Chestnut Tree Society and the Alabama Forestry Commission.

Assisted with the County FFA forestry, livestock judging and tractor driving competition along with the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Thanks to the Walker County Forestry Planning Committee for providing lunch. Congratulations to Curry High School for winning all 3 events!

Conducted outdoor classrooms with Curry Elementary and Valley School second grade classes at the Clear Creek Recreation Area. Approximately 165 students received water conservation kits. Additional partners for this event were the Alabama Forestry Commission, Walker County Forestry Planning Committee, Department of Conservation Wildlife and Fisheries, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama Power.

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