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Alabama NRCS Earth Team Volunteers Promote Conservation

Conservation Showcase


Cash performs magic to educate children on conservation.
Paul Cash, an Environmental Magician, performs magic to educate children on conservation.

Story by Ann Miller, Earth Team Volunteer, Auburn, AL

The Paul Cash Environmental Magic Show has been an exciting addition to the Annual Lee County Water Festival in Alabama for years.  This year was no exception when he performed his conservation magic at the Water Festival in the spring of 2012.  A change in his routine came about when Paul performed additional shows as an Earth Team Volunteer with NRCS Lee County Earth Team Volunteer Anne Miller.  Paul Cash took his Environmental Magic Show on-the-road to Beauregard Elementary School in Lee County, Lee County Development Center in Opelika, Horseshoe Bend Elementary School in New Site, AL, and D.C. Wolf Elementary in Shorter, AL.

This was the first year that Beauregard Elementary had not been able to attend the 9th Annual Lee County Water Festival. So, Paul and Anne took the Water Festival to them.

With the use of the Lee County Soil & Water Conservation District’s sound system, Paul presented his educational conservation magic show along with Wonda Rain Drop who performed the Water Cycle Boogie.  The Beauregard Elementary 4th graders were given Water Cycle Bracelet kits and Ann Miller talked students through how to put them together and the significance of the different bead colors.

Children could barely contain their glee as they watched the Paul Cash Environmental Magic Show, based in California.  The purpose of the show is to educate children about beneficial environmental practices while entertaining them.

Paul Cash Environmental Magic Show is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn about the environment and water cycle, and how to protect the world they live in. They receive information about conservation to take home to their parents—daily household things they can do to conserve water.

Paul developed his show about 15 years ago when he performed his environmental magic for WorldFest, Los Angeles’ (LA) largest Earth Day festival.  Currently, Paul works for Central Basin Water Municipal District and educates schools in 27 cities in LA County about environmental awareness with his act.

Alabama is proud to have Paul become an Earth Team Volunteer and visit schools in Lee County and surrounding areas to promote the conservation message.