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. This would not have been possible without the help of the ALA-TOM RC&D Council. Because of the grant they so graciously provided it allowed us to purchase a projector and the rolling cart for the projector, a podium, batteries for the microphone, and cleaning & paper products for the education center. Also a utility cart to provide a way to carry the education supplies to and from the classroom and wooden storage unit for supplies. Along with poster board for crafts.
In Conclusion, you were the reason all these students were able to learn about conservation and enjoyed making their crafts and watching videos 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!