Environmental education plays a very important part in our world today.
Teaching children at an early age the importance of conservation-related subjects can only ensure their involvement and awareness of environmental issues as they grow older. As we present environmental programs to students, we hope that it instills values of being aware of what is going on such as littering, pollution, over development of areas, water and energy shortages, and other problems that can exist if conservation is not practiced.
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The Franklin County Conservation District organizes Field Days throughout the year to showcase Best Management Practices (BMPs), educate about Soil Health, and to share the latest news on PA’s Nutrient Management and Erosion & Sediment Control regulations. Each summer we work with our selected Conservation Farmer of the Year to plan a tour of their operation to look at the BMPs they have installed with the goal of nutrient reduction. Winter grower meetings are in important way to teach in-depth how soil health is important for crop production and the environment.
The Franklin County Conservation District continues its annual Environmental College Scholarship Program to support agricultural and environmental education for students residing in Franklin County. Profits from the annual golf tournaments have enabled the Conservation District to offer these scholarships on an annual basis. To date, we have issued over 61 scholarships to students in Franklin County who have graduated high school and wish to advance their education with a major concentrating in environmental studies.
For more information and the FCCD Scholarship application form click HERE.