"We must become the change we want to see in the world." --Mohandas Gandhi. Conservation Education Case Studies and Soil Education Information. PRESENTED BY: Susan M. Schultz National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) [email protected] 317-326-2952 www.nacdnet.org
Conservation Education Case Studies and
Soil Education Information
PRESENTED BY:Susan M. Schultz
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
[email protected] 317-326-2952 www.nacdnet.org
February 3, 2009 New Orleans NACD Annual Conference
“It’s finding the path that allows you to give the best of yourself to others and the earth, and sharing your time and talents with others in a way that makes positive change. It’s love.”
Alignment with state Essential Academic Requirements in Science as well as alignment with STC and FOSS science kits being used in eastern Washington. Teachers use Wheat Week to supplement and compliment their existing science curriculums.
Wheat Week brings an added hands-on science piece into their classrooms to give students more experiences with science.
Do grant funds play a part?
No pre or post testing
Champaign County SWCD, IL
At least every other year, the district helps host a meeting open to anyone, but directed
towards drainage district commissioners. This year's theme was "Innovative Approaches to
Maintaining Stream Banks Without Breaking Your Own Bank". Our featured presenter
discussed Channel Dynamics (How streams evolve over time) and Proven Bank
Stabilization Practices. District personnel presented information on the Salt Fork River
Maintenance Project and Cost Share Programs.
Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District, SC
Event: 19 years old
Average participants: 60
microscopes and natural history specimens when we can. Live (safe) animals are always a big hit!
The Dirte-eee Jobs Theme created a fun, exciting
atmosphere for learning about the environment.
Children learned about:
recycling, trash disposal, how a landfill works, worm composting, respecting animals in the wild, local oyster reef communities & restoration projects, farm animal husbandry, trapping coyote, chemistry of pluff mud, planting in eco friendly cow poo pots, scrapbooking, and other crafts.
Partnership: Noblesville Economic Development Department, Wastewater Utility and Hamilton County SWCD, Indiana
www.nacdnet.org rotating presentations each day.
PAINTING WITH SOIL rotating presentations each day.
COMPUTER DESIGNED POSTER rotating presentations each day.