SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

Helping to educate students about natural resources is a major emphasis of the Conservation District.  Our programs include:

  • Classroom presentations on soil, water, habitats and other natural resource sciences
  • A lesson series on plants, seeds, food and nutrition that includes planting a class vegetable garden
  • Demonstrations using the Enviroscape watershed model: perfect for studies of water, soil erosion and pollution.
  • Contests for students to learn about natural resources through posters, photography and art projects.
  • Arbor Day programs with seedling giveaways and on-site tree planting celebrations

 SCHOOL GARDENING SERIES

for first graders

This is an 8-lesson series with a monthly lesson leading up to the planting of a spring vegetable garden in March that can be harvested before school is out in May.  The series aligns with plant science standards for first grade - and students get to eat the crops they grew!!

 

 

 

CONTESTS

The District sponsors several contests for students each year:

  • Conservation Poster Contest
  • Photography Contest
  • Scarecrow contest  

   Winners of the 2012 poster contest, with theme   "SOIL TO SPOON" 

 

The theme for 2013 was "Where Does Your Water Shed" and for 2014 was "Dig Deeper - Mysteries in the Soil"  .  Poster winners are shown below.

CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS

All presentations are geared to specific grade level standards and are tailored to the needs of the requesting teacher.  Most programs include a short powerpoint and an interactive game or activity to reinforce the message. 

The Enviroscape watershed model brings water issues to life - and demonstrates runoff, water quality, pollution, erosion in a setting that students can relate to.

ARBOR DAY

The first Friday in December is the day to celebrate and learn about trees in South Carolina.  The Conservation District helps schools conduct tree-panting ceremonies and presents seedlings to the students. 

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