Conservation on the Ground -
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
• To give teachers hands-on
• To provide material for
their use in the classroom.
participated in the event.
Activities of the day centered
around three topics: Project
Learning Tree, Project Wild, and
The Russell County Field Office
staff participated in the Water
Quality segment. They used the
Enviroscape to illustrate the
affects of pollutants.
John Curtis, District Conservationist, Russell County
(center), gives educators hands-on experience with
conservation education tools. The water quality model
illustrates the 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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin,
gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all
programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternate means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape,