376 school programs
13 community programs
The 2014-15 School Year was the biggest year so far for the Isabella Conservation District Environmental Education Program. Between September 8th 2014 and June 5th 2015, our programs were presented three hundred seventy-six (376) times to eight thousand seven hundred nine (8,709) students. Michigan law currently requires 175 days of classroom instruction. This meant that we averaged 2.15 programs per day for the entire school year.
Please note that when I say "we", I mean "me". I am currently the only employee of the ICD Environmental Education Program. With the occasional help of a student volunteer from Central Michigan university, I presented every single one of the 376 programs.
On May 15th we hosted our 6th annual Isabella County Environmental Education Day for third grade students. Six hundred nineteen (619) students and about 100 adults attended the Environmental Education Day. That is a lot of students at a one day event.
During the course of the school year (August 2014 to June 2015), I also manged to participate in thirteen (14) community events that were attended by 592 members of the public.
It was a busy year. I expect the 2015-16 School year will be just as busy.