: Mimeographed book on conservation education from the Ohio State Department of Education in cooperation with the Division of Conservation and Natural Resources, dated January 15, 1947. The book outlines a plan for conservation education across Ohio, coordinated by Carl S. Johnson, and comes from the collection of conservation educator Ollie E. Fink, long-time Executive Secretary of the Friends of the Land organization. Fink launched his career as a teacher and administrator and architect of a pioneering conservation education program in Zanesville, capitalizing on the prominence of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Project in the eastern portion of the state before assuming a position with the State Department of Education's conservation division. The Friends of the Land Collection (1930-1960) contains the papers of the Friends of the Land (1940-1959), a prominent national soil conservation education organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. FOTL produced an international literary arts quarterly, THE LAND (edited by New Deal agriculture writer Russell Lord) in addition to several members' only publications (LAND LETTER) and informational pamphlets. They also hosted annual conferences; ran conservation tours, teacher training labs, and workshops; and operated as a national clearinghouse for conservation information. Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield was active in the organization. Much of the collection reflects the career and interests of FOTL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Conservation education; Environmental education; Agriculture; Soil science; Societies and clubs; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)