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.
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.
Fayette County High School AgriScience Department utilized RC&D funds to purchase a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC)
Plasma Cutter to allow students to train in metal fabrication.
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.
The Town of Epes in Sumter County requested RC&D Funds to build a large pavilion to
accomodate public and private events.
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.
Greene County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association sponsored Girl Scout Troup 408 in requesting funds to
be used for teaching social graces to the girls by exposing them to social and cultural events which build character
and self esteem.
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 Town of Vance in Tuscaloosa County utilized RC&D Funds to build a fence around federal wetlands to
protect the wetlands.
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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