: Mimeographed book on conservation education from the Zanesville Public Schools Department of Conservation Education, dated November 1945, from the collection of Ollie E. Fink -- Executive Secretary of Friends of the Land and former conservation education program administrator with Zanesville Public Schools. 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. The report details the grant planning process for a cooperative conservation education project undertaken between the Department of Conservation Education at Zanesville Public Schools, and the Ohio Forestry Association. Report outlines best practices in conservation education and recommended administrative structure for cooperative conservation education programming. 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
: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)