INTERNATIONAL PAPER ENVIRONMENTAL POSTER EXHIBIT
Wild South’s Forests For Life Program will return to Lawrence County public schools in March and will once again be sponsored in part by International Paper. Chickens are not the only birds getting attention in Lawrence County; the theme of this year’s program is Native Birds. Wild South staff and volunteers will visit the Lawrence County Indian Education students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade to teach about the importance of forests to Native American ancestors and native birds. Following a presentation by Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, students will make posters to be displayed during the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival in April.
The Forests For Life Program kicks off on March 5 at Moulton Middle School with presentations at 9:35 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Ranger Daphne Moland of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge will bring her birds, a live hawk, and various mounted birds and offer an educational and entertaining presentation on the importance of forests and why what’s good for the birds is good for humans.
“Wild South is proud to be an Earth Month awareness and education resource for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival,” said Wild South’s Outreach Coordinator Janice Barrett. “It is an honor to work with the students and teachers in the Indian Education Program and we are especially excited that this year’s Forests For Life Program will include visits by naturalist Daphne Moland and her birds.” Additional Wild South’s Forests For Life presentations are scheduled for March 18 at Moulton Middle School and Hatton Elementary.
Throughout the month of March, students will work on a poster project in which they illustrate something they have learned about the relationship between birds and forests. The posters will be on exhibit at the Wild South booth in the A. W. Todd Coliseum during the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival on April 12th, 13th, and 14th.
All posters will be on display in the Coliseum during the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival, April 12-13-14, 2013. The names of each student submitting a poster will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $50. The teacher of the winning student will also win $50.
2013 FESTIVAL AND LITTLE CHICK DATES ANNOUNCED
The Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12-14, 2013. The Little Chick Pageant will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013.