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2006 - Collaborative Effort - Education & Promotion -Rogers County Conservation District & C

Rogers County Conservation District and The City of Claremore

In the midst of Claremore’s urban sprawl stands an oasis of wetlands, bottomlands, tall-grass prairie, and cross-timber habitats.  Known as the Rogers State University Conservation Education Reserve, this 120-acre area actually is an outdoor classroom that allows visitors to investigate native habitats through hands-on studies.

In just one year, more than 15,000 students and educators visited the Reserve and nearly 60,000 Oklahomans attended workshops, conservation education programs and events devoted to natural resources – all sponsored by the Rogers County Conservation District.  Meanwhile, the City of Claremore has provided invaluable teaching aids and materials for use by the district.

In addition to these activities, conservation programs such as Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, and Ag in the Classroom are used, and learning experiences for special needs students and non-traditional educators also are available.

One judge called the Reserve “a true treasure” that should be cherished, used and protected for generations to come.  Another applauded the depth of programming made available by the district.

For excellence in providing access seven days a week to such superb learning opportunities about nature, and for inspiring our youth to care about our varied environment, we present our last award of excellence tonight.  Rogers County Conservation District and The City of Claremore, we salute you!