The Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District (MCSWCD) is an organization that promotes conservation education in Monroe County through education lessons for students in grades 4K-6th grade. The MCSWCD hired, Joan Wilkins, a retired teacher, to teach conservation lessons to the children of Monroe County last July. In August 2017, MCSWCD held the open house for the Monroe County Conservation & Educational Conference Center. Mrs. Wilkins has taught a total of 1805 students conservation lessons in Monroe County since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year in the classrooms and held field trips at the education center. With each conservation lesson there is a craft included that relates to the lesson. Because of the grant ALA-TOM RC&D Council so graciously provided, it allowed us to purchase many craft, office, and food supplies for the lessons.
In Conclusion, you were the reason all these students were able to learn about conservation and enjoyed making their crafts that went along with each lesson. The teachers and students were so appreciative of us being able to share in the classrooms and on field trips. It was truly a success in everyone’s eyes.