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Phenix City Field Office
Participates in Teacher Training Day
By Cherry Littleton, District Administrative Coordinator, Russell County

The Phenix City Field Office participated in an in-service day of conservation education training for
educators of the Russell County School System. The event took place on September 29 at the Patterson
Plantation, a 2000-acre Russell County tree farm.

The objectives of the training
were two-fold:
   • To give teachers hands-on
       experience with
       conservation education
   • To provide material for
       their use in the classroom.

Seventy-nine educators
participated in the event.
Activities of the day centered
around three topics: Project
Learning Tree, Project Wild, and
Water Quality.

The Russell County Field Office                         John Curtis, District Conservationist, Russell County
staff participated in the Water                         (center), gives educators hands-on experience with
Quality segment. They used the                          conservation education tools. The water quality model
Enviroscape to illustrate the                           illustrates the affects of pollutants.
affects of pollutants.

John Curtis, district conservationist says, “Conservation education is an important aspect of the Russell
County Soil and Water Conservation District program. We are glad to share our time and expertise with
teachers. We invite them to take advantage of the conservation education materials offered by the

The teachers received numerous teaching aids and learned about educational opportunities available to
them through local and state resources.

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