Education Programs - Food, Land & People

FLP logoProject Food, Land & People, or FLP, is the latest national environmental education curriculum delivered through the soil and water conservation districts. Area educators attend 6-to-10-hour workshops and actively participate in hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons on topics connecting people, the land we live on and the food that sustains us.

The connections become obvious, vital links demonstrating the interdependency between healthy natural resources and a viable agricultural economy. Teachers and other adults who mold young minds take lesson plans, activities and other information back to students whose thoughts and actions will directly impact the future of our planet. FLP follows the new K-12 science competencies in the NC Standard Course of Study as set forth by the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Example Lessons

Posted below are example FLP lessons along with an inventory of all lessons available in the complete FLP curriculum.

Project FLP

Upcoming Events

FLP Facilitator Training    June 15-17, 2015 - Raleigh area - now open as a regular FLP educators' workshop too

FLP Teachers Workshop June 23 - 24, 2015  Elizabethtown - Jones Lake State Park

Example Lessons:

Lessons Available Through America's Heartland:

For more information about FLP, contact Sandra Weitzel at or 919.715.6680.

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559