For 50 years, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has presented conservation Awards to individuals and organizations who have played a major role in conserving South Carolina’s natural resources for future generations.
2016 Conservation Award Winners:
Education Award: Dutch Fork Elementary Academy of Environment
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has leased property from the Pickens County School District to build a solar farm behind the district’s Career and Technology Center and Chastain Elementary School that could be used as an educational facility as well as generating electricity for Blue Ridge customers.
Amy Price, Science Teacher at River Bluff High School, was named 2016 Educator of the year by the Environmental Education Association (EEASC)
Pleasant Hill Elementary Students make beautiful art projects from recycled materials that are on permanent display in their school.
River Bluff High School students drew designs to educate citizens about protecting the Saluda River Watershed. Micaela Privette’s design was selected to be posted in Lexington County.
Deerfield ES students created an “arcade” of games for the whole school to play using recycled materials for their district STEM cardboard challenge.
Whale Branch ES, a certified SC Green Step School made the Beaufort news when they were named South Carolina Elementary School of the Year by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project for their students’ out standing energy education project: Green Steps Recycling. Way to go WBES!
Central ES students decorated their garden rain barrel with paint and ceramics.
A.C. Moore Elementary Students adopt local waterway at Rocky Branch Creek.