2019 Area-Wide Projects
Alabama Birding Trails Teacher Workshop
Educators were introduced to outdoor learning and introductory songbird e ducation while taking a tour showcasing the bird-oriented uniqueness of Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge by canoe.
Clothe Our Kids Growth for Growth
Capacity for Clothe Our Kids of North Alabama was expanded to reach more children in need and provide more children with clothing and essential items.
Employment Readiness at Foundry Farm
Participants overcoming addiction through a recovery program were trained in workforce development through education and employment opportunities, and were trained in agricultural job skills through hands-on farming.
Huntsville Cave Rescue Training
New equipment and supplies were acquired for cave rescue and specialized cave and wilderness rescue classes.
North Alabama State Parks Body Camera
Body cameras were purchased for ten state park officers to document emergency response, protect officers from unwarranted allegations, and protect citizens from unwarranted use of force.
Plastic Recycling Machinery
Plastic recycling machinery was purchased to create an education station at WaterWorks Center for Environmental Education and to shred and mold plastics into sustainable products.
SARTEC K-9 Tracking System
GPS equipment was acquired to assist in tracking the Search and Rescue K-9 teams while they perform their missions.
Teacher Environmental Workshops
Workshops showed teachers how to incorporate environmental education into any class with hands-on activities.
UCAN Outreach through Cultural Arts
The effectiveness of the Native American outreach of the United Cherokee AniYunWiYa Nation was increased through online presence, printed material distribution, and cultural arts demonstrations and displays.
Veteran Farmer Conference
A conference for veteran farmers educated attendees in therapy farming for veterans and provided veteran farmers with resources, networking opportunities, and program opportunities.
WELP Environmental Student Workshop
Youth participated in field exercises in a wide range of topics within biology and natural resource conservation.
Youth Corps Camp
An environmental and conservation leadership camp trained students in grant writing, project management, team building, and leadership skills so that they can improve their community and environment.