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2019 Teachers Conservation Workshop Series: Forest to Faucet
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2019 Teachers Conservation Workshop Series:  Forest to Faucet

Clean water flows from healthy forests. All life depends on our finite water resources. Learn how working forests function to purify water, prevent erosion, and promote wildlife all while putting Alabamians to work.

6/25/2019 to 6/26/2019
When: June 25-26, 2019
Where: Tuscaloosa, Alabama 
United States
Contact: Ashley Smith

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Join Alabama Forestry Foundation for this exciting new workshop!  Educators throughout Alabama have loved and participated in Teachers Conservation Workshop since 1970.  This year we add an additional workshop offering to the lineup to create the new Teachers Conservation Workshop series.  Participants are welcome to register for one or both workshops.  This workshop focuses on the relationship of clean water as it relates to healthy forests.  The two-day workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities.  Participants will be trained in the international environmental education curriculum Project Learning Tree.  Agri-science and high school teachers will be eligible to take the Forest Worker Career Readiness Indicator (CRI) test upon workshop completion.  

Participants are provided with housing in double occupancy rooms in downtown Tuscaloosa.  All rooms will be shared with other educators/workshop participants.  Encourage teacher friends to attend!  Roommate requests are allowed.  The $50 workshop fee covers the cost of double occupancy room, meals, field trips, and all workshop materials.  



Forest to Faucet

Teachers Conservation Workshop Series

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019


9:30 am         Welcome and TCW Staff Introductions                   

         Mr. Ed Lewis, WestRock


         Icebreaker – Where’s My Watershed?


10:15              Working Forests = Clean Water

                       Mr. Ben Pinkleton, The University of Alabama


11:00               Break


11:15               Overview of the Alabama Water Institute

                        Dr. Patty Sobecky, Alabama Water Institute


           Watershed Game

           Ms. Carly Jones, Alabama Water Institute


12:15 pm         Depart for Water Works


12:30               Lunch and Afternoon Overview

                        Ms. Ashley Chambers, City of Tuscaloosa, Public Services        


Tuscaloosa Storm Water and Water Treatment

Ed. E. Love Water Treatment Plant

1125 Jack Warner Parkway; Tuscaloosa 35404


                           Tuscaloosa Recycling and Wastewater

                           Richard A. Curry Environmental Services Complex

              1810 Rice Mine Rd; Tuscaloosa 35404


5:00                 Overview of the day

                        Ms. Martha Anne Williams, Alabama State Department of Education


          Preview of tomorrow

           Mr. Ed Lewis, WestRock


5:30                 End of day; hotel check in


6:30                 Reception, Embassy Suites

                        Dinner on your own  



Wednesday, June 26, 2019


                        Breakfast, on your own, Embassy Suites


6:45 am            Depart for WestRock Demopolis


                        Traveling:       Introduction to Project Learning Tree and Hike through Guide

                                                Ms. Martha Anne Williams, Alabama State Department of Education


8:00                 WestRock Operations Tour (with focus on water usage)

                        Mr. J.C. Etheridge, WestRock


9:30                  Activity stations

·         PLT Activity #34 Who Works in this Forest?

          ForestryWorks teaching resources

          Ms. Maggie Dailey, Alabama Forestry Foundation

·         PLT Activity #51 Make Your Own Paper

          Ms. Anne Rilling, The Longleaf Alliance


·         PLT Activity #13 We All Need Trees

          Mr. Ed Lewis, WestRock


10:45               Depart for Pie Lab, Greensboro


          Traveling:       ForestryWorks teaching resources

                                 Ms. Maggie Dailey, Alabama Forestry Foundation


11:30               Pie Lab, lunch


12:30 pm         Depart


                       Traveling:       Teaching with I-Tree

                    Ms. Anne Rilling, The Longleaf Alliance


1:15               Working Forests/Watershed Tour

·         Working Forests

·         Streamside Management Zones (SMZs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs)

·         Invasive species

·         Alabama Forestry Commission; American Tree Farm System

·         Standards and Sustainability

3:15                 Depart for Tuscaloosa

                      Traveling:       Wrap up, evaluations

          Mr. Ed Lewis, WestRock


4:00                Workshop ends


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