'Developing the New Program of Conservation Education in Ohio' curriculum brief   Save
'Developing the New Program of Conservation Education in Ohio' curriculum brief
Description: Four-page bulletin by Ollie E. Fink (identified here as "O.E. Fink"), then Conservation Curriculum Supervisor for the State Department of Education in Ohio. The bulletin is reprinted from an issue of 'Ohio Schools' magazine from January 1940. The piece briefly summarizes "conservation as an attitude" and make suggestions for teachers and school administrators to develop their own conservation units and programs. It includes conservationist cartoons, illustrated teaching aids and a photograph of a school forest. 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. FOL 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 FOL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Conservation; Environmental education; Agriculture; Soil science; Societies and clubs
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)