Thursday, May 20, 2010

Recent outdoor classroom activities

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with The Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Walker County Forestry Planning Committee, The Alabama Forestry Commission, Alabama Power and The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries has conducted two different outdoor classrooms in the past week.

The first outdoor classroom event was held on May 14, 2010, with the second through fifth grade students at T.R. Simmons School. This classroom was held at the nature trail at T.R. Simmons. There were 3 learning stations where students learned what watershed they live in as well as how pollutants can contaminate our water supply, they also learned about wildlife habitat and the difference between forest fires and controlled burns.

The second outdoor classroom event was held on May 20, 2010, with the second grade students from Valley School at the Clear Creek Recreation Area. There were 4 learning stations at this event. The stations were the same as the T.R. Simmons event with the addition of a station where the students were able to see water quality tests being performed.

The students at both events were very attentive and asked alot of great questions. The weather was great for both events with the presenters having as much fun as the students!

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