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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: 4-H National Meat Judging Contest
    Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Location: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/
    Calendar: ACES 4-H & Youth Development
    10/22 - 4-H National Meat Judging Contest
  • Subject: Body Quest
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Wellborn Elementary School
    Calendar: ACES Nutrition Education Program
    10/22 - Body Quest
  • Subject: EFNEP 50th Anniversary Conference
    Time: 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: East Alabama Medical Center/Saugahatchee Country Club, Opelika, AL
    Calendar: ACES Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program
    10/22 - EFNEP 50th Anniversary Conference
  • Subject: 4-H Club Meeting - Coldwater Elementary - Closed Meeting
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Location: 530 Taylors Chapel Rd., Anniston, AL
    Calendar: ACES 4-H & Youth Development
    10/22 - 4-H Club Meeting - Coldwater Elementary - Closed Meeting
  • Subject: 4-H National Meat Judging Contest
    Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Location: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/
    Calendar: ACES 4-H & Youth Development
    10/23 - 4-H National Meat Judging Contest
  • Subject: EFNEP 50th Anniversary Conference
    Time: 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: East Alabama Medical Center/Saugahatchee Country Club, Opelika, AL
    Calendar: ACES Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program
    10/23 - EFNEP 50th Anniversary Conference
  • Subject: Body Quest
    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location: Saks Elementary School
    Calendar: ACES Nutrition Education Program
    10/24 - Body Quest
  • Subject: EFNEP 50th Anniversary Conference
    Time: 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: East Alabama Medical Center/Saugahatchee Country Club, Opelika, AL
    Calendar: ACES Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program
    10/24 - EFNEP 50th Anniversary Conference
  • Subject: Wiregrass BCIA Forage Bull Evaluation Sale
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Location: Coffee County Rd 425 from Hwy 189
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    Event Website
    10/25 - Wiregrass BCIA Forage Bull Evaluation Sale
  • Subject: Calhoun County Staff Conference
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Location: 1702 Noble St., Ste. 108, Anniston, AL 36201
    Calendar: ACES General Administration
    10/27 - Calhoun County Staff Conference


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Outdoor Classroom at

Wellborn Elementary School

Calhoun County Master Gardeners teamed up with Wellborn Elementary PTO to develop an Outdoor Classroom. Environmental education activities, as well as other school activities will be enhanced by outdoor learning.


The landscape provides cover for frogs, lizards, birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The pond incorporates aquatic plants. An amphitheater and demonstration area will provide a true outdoor classroom area.

The first workday was held in April of 2007, and there have been many other 'unorganized' work days since. The pictures show all that has been accomplished.

The project is also sponsored by the 4H Tree Amigos Club, Calhoun County Commission, Calhoun County Recycling, Legacy, Inc., Bridgewater Interiors, ACCI General Contractors, Commissioner Eli Henderson, Representative Barbara Boyd and Representative Steve Hurst.

Wellborn Elementary School is one of the newest  nationally certified Nature Explore Classrooms.  Certified by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, Wellborn Elementary is the first certified Nature Explore Classroom in Alabama located at a school.

Nature Explore Classrooms are part of the Nature Explore program, a collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Developed in response to the growing disconnect between children and nature, certified Nature Explore Classrooms are designed to help fill the void by educating young children using research-based principles for integrating nature into their daily learning.

 

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millards pond

Dedicated April 22, 2010

 

 

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