'Conservation in Zanesville Schools' essay   Save
'Conservation in Zanesville Schools' essay
Description: Essay ca. the mid-1940s on the history and future of conservation education in the Zanesville, Ohio, public school district, presumably by conservation educator and Friends of the Land Executive Secretary Ollie E. Fink or one of his successors. 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 essay summarize Fink's role in the program and best practices in establishing K-12 conservation education programs, following the Zanesville model. 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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Subjects: Conservation education; Environmental education; Agriculture; Soil science; Societies and clubs;
Places: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)