Auburn, Ala. — The Alabama Wildlife Federation recently presented the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards for 2016. Alabama Extension’s Environmental Educator Doyle Keasal was named the Conservation Educator of the Year.
For more than 35 years, Keasal has worked in education. Throughout that time, conservation topics have always been an important component of his teaching and efforts to develop good stewards of our natural resources.
Keasal has worked in a partnership with the Alabama Wildlife Federation and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System delivering the Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program Discovering Our Heritage Program and conservation education-oriented workshops.
Through his efforts with students, schools and teachers, Keasal has provided natural resources-based training to 4,500 educators through more than 225 workshops. In addition, he has worked with more than 150 schools to help develop nature-based learning laboratories on school grounds.
“This achievement is a result of the strong partnership between Alabama 4-H and the Alabama Wildlife Federation. Many 4-H’ers, students, teachers and citizens have benefitted from the natural resources-based workshops Doyle has taught,” said Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director 4-H Program, Alabama Extension.