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close this bookTeaching Conservation in Developing Nations (Peace Corps)
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Cooperative programs

If there are other public service centers in your community, the community center might plan and coordinate programs which are environmentally related. You might bring the nutritional health worker and the agricultural extension worker together on a program to develop a community garden or a small animal raising project. You might bring the sanitation worker and the health worker together to provide water purification education, or to develop a latrine-building program. You could plan a program of cooperation between the school and any of the following:

- forestry worker
- wildlife ranger
- health worker
- agricultural extension agent
- sanitation worker
- home economics extension worker

Suggest that the school children develop exhibits (see Appendix A and Chapter 2) based on their studies and investigations, and provide display space for them in the community center. Use the community center for a conservation science fair which will be a school project.