Alabama is celebrating 200 years! To mark the bicentennial, a three-year long celebration is going on across the state! There are lots of fun and educational activities you can be a part of right here on the Gulf Coast! A local group stopped by Studio10 with some of the details, here's more:
Initiatives slated over the next three years include:
The schools program also includes professional development for teachers; curriculum made available for civics, social studies, geography and history through the Alabama Learning Exchange and bicentennial school resources and projects; and “Bicentennial in a Box” kits.
In addition to governmental entities and nonprofits, the Alabama bicentennial has a number of corporate sponsors on board that include Alabama Power, Regions Bank, Altec Industries, Boeing, Brasfield & Gorrie, Drummond Company, Medical Properties Trust, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Venturi Aerospace and Verizon.
State partners include the Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama Public Television, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Humanities Foundation and Alabama Historical Commission.
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