: Conservation education lesson plans from Zanesville Public Schools, presumably developed by conservation educator Ollie E. Fink in conjunction with his tenure as a teacher, administrator and conservation educator there. Fink later assumed a leadership role in conservation education program development with Ohio's State Department of Education, and served as long-time Executive Secretary for mid-century soil conservation, nutrition and ecology organization Friends of the Land. He was perhaps best known, at the time, for his contributions to K-12 conservation education and teacher training. 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.
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: Conservation education; Environmental education; Agriculture; Soil science; Societies and clubs; Places
: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)