70 Project Community 2010
Today awareness grows for the importance of close cooperation between the school community and the surrounding local community. For most of Discovering Alabama’s 25 years, the series has been offering assistance to Alabama schools encouraging close engagement of the local community with the school community, promoting learning that connects the needs of Alabama’s human communities to the role of Alabama’s natural communities. Now, through an innovative collaborative called Project Community, Discovering Alabama has joined with a statewide partnership of agencies and organizations teaming with Discovering Alabama to provide added K-12 assistance with hands-on natural science and conservation education. In this show, Discovering Alabama visits Alabama schools, teachers, and students for a first-hand look at hands-on learning using Alabama’s outdoors to augment the natural sciences and many other subjects. Also featured are recent technological innovations linking hands-on nature study to Discovering Alabama’s various computer-based K-12 resources, including the Discovering Alabama Virtual Field Trips.