The Barbour County Extension was pleased to receive a grant to support Enrichment and Youth Activities. Thanks to WRC&D students in Barbour County were able to participate in several educational activities.
Skins n’ Skulls Program
This program allowed students to experience learning about their natural environment, wildlife, conservation, and natural resources. This program increased understanding of the web of life and the ecology of the Alabama ecosystem. During the program, club officers were utilized as assistant leaders and teachers. They were involved with the setup, display, and the lesson delivery. This program was also delivered to a large audience at their annual Classroom In the Forest.
Mid-Winter Teen Leadership Retreat
Four youth from Barbour county were sponsored to attend the Mid-Winter Teen Leadership Retreat held at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, Al. This three-day event featured many workshops such as self-defense, round table discussion on Leadership, and many other fun and educational activities.
This event featured the first and second place competitors for each 4-H competition held locally within the Southeaster counties in Alabama. Eight Barbour County representatives were sponsored to attend the event, which was held at Troy University. These students gained insight into not only competition, but sportsmanship, independence, and mastery. Barbour County 4-H members placed in their respective competitive events and age classes.
Transportation for rural county students was provided for the Classroom in the Forest and Farm Day events.
These events and activities are just a few of the activities that were made possible by WRC&D.