2017 Legislative Reception - Left to right, James Martin, Representative April Weaver, Roger Brothers and Susan Wesson
Students in Mrs. Corkren’s 2nd grade class at Crestmont Elementary School learned about water pollution today
and how easily pollutants can affect our water supply.
Students at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa County get a taste of honey during a honeybee demostration
by Susan Wesson of Tombigbee RC&D.
Left to right; Tombigbee RC&D Council Member, Anthony Crear, Dr. Mustafa Morsy, Dr. John McCall, Tombigbee
RC&D Board Member, Dr. Linda Forte, and Chairman, Don Sherrod shown participating in UWA's Science Saturdays
Project which was awarded $2,000.00 in RC&D funds.
Susan Wesson and Collette Ray of Tombigbee RC&D congratulate Tuscaloosa County area teachers,
Lynn Corkren, Amanda Cassidy and Mary Jean Sutton on successful projects over the past year for
which they were awarded Tombigbee RC&D funds.
Alabama State Representative, Ralph Howard, Sumter County Commission Chairman Marcus Campbell and County Engineer and
RC&D Council Member Anthony Crear, along with student participants were on hand for the distribution of 150 basketballs at the
Marcus Campbell Future Star Basketball Camp funded by Representative Howard and the Tombigbee RC&D Council to promote social
wellness, health and empowerment to at-risk youths in Sumter, Greene, Pickens, Marengo, Choctaw, Perry and Tuscaloosa Counties.
Susan Wesson conducts a honeybee demonstration at Crestmont Elementary School on May 1st.
Lamar County School of Technology utilized Tombigbee RC&D funds to upgrade the health science classroom
to allow students to test for their CNA license beginning this year.
Southern Academy in Hale County received RC&D funds to purchase iPads for students
to have one-on-one time to learn recognition of letters and to serve as positive reinforcement for good behavior.
Students at Crestmont Elementary School utilized RC&D funds to turn an unattractive area
outside their classroom into a desirable area for students to learn about the environment via plant identification,
bird and wildlife recognition through observation and hands-on learning.
Tombigbee RC&D funds were provided to purchase iPads w/cases for 3rd graders at Moundville Elementary
School who use them for AR testing, playing educational games and other class learning activities.
Fayette County High School FFA requested RC&D Funds to begin Phase 2 of a greenhouse facility to provide
opportunities & training about plant sciences as applied to the agricultural industry.
Carrollton Public Library in Pickens County used RC&D funds to purchase computer software and Lego sets
to aid in teaching story writing and math to students during the Summer.
Northwest Regional Library in Lamar County used RC&D Funds to purchase more expensive nonfiction versions
of books to be more relevant for students gathering information for current projects and reports.
The University of West Alabama utilized RC&D Funds to test the role of fungal endophytes on plants
under normal and drought conditions as an essential step towards developing a biofertilizer which could be
used to improve productivity.
"All programs and assistance of the RC&D Council are available without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. RC&D is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
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