Educational Programs

Clinton County is proud to provide environmental education opportunities for the community. A range of topics are available, and activities can easily be tailored to meet requests. Programs are offered for formal and informal education settings, as well as for youth and community groups.

The cornerstone of the county's programming is developing "a sense of place" within the community - that is connecting residents, and especially youth, to their natural environment in a way that builds awareness and caring on a personal level. The great quote by Babia Dioum, a Senegalese Ecologist explains this well: "In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We only love what we understand. We only understand what we are taught."
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The county's programs are structured to leave attendees with specific actions they can take to foster environmental conservation through everyday activities. This may include taking simple steps to reduce waste, recycle, reuse items where possible, conserve energy, organize a local clean-up - just to name a few!

Topics
Programs focus on the importance of conservation and protecting our environment. Topics include The Three R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle,  how waste materials become new products through recycling, how to make your own recycled paper, constructing solar cars and more!

Presentations
K-12 school presentations are available for classrooms, "Annie's Big Nature Lesson" camps, homeschooling groups, team teaching settings with themed multiple subjects (language arts, social studies, science, math, art, theater, etc) or alternative settings.

Presentations are also available to community groups such as youth groups (Scouts, 4-H, FFA, student clubs), camps, parks and nature centers and adult community groups (clubs, organizations and senior centers or retiree organizations).

Contact
The possibilities are endless, and this fantastic resource is available to the public free of charge! Click on the links on the right to access additional information about the programs and resources available. Presentations can be scheduled by calling the office 989-224-5186 or email Waste Management.