Education

(See below for upcoming trainings, events, and other opportunities.)

Our Soil and Water Conservation District believes that a high-quality environmental education should be accessible to all citizens in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and King George areas. Our goal includes supporting educators and teachers in the area of natural resources conservation education in all grade levels, public, private and home school groups.

2016- 2017 TCCSWCD Environmental Education offerings include:

Upcoming opportunities

2017 TCCSWCD College Scholarship Application

TCCSWCD is offering $500.00 College scholarship for students graduating high school and /or already enrolled in college who are interested or already studying towards degrees in fields of natural resources, conservation, and management ( please see the application for full list of eligible majors and programs). Students must reside in our District’s localities: Stafford, Spotsylvania and  King George Counties as well as the City of Fredericksburg to be eligible to apply.  Deadline to apply is June 2, 2017.

2017 TCCSWCD College Scholarship Application

 

Spring 2017 Project WET Teacher Training

 project-wet-logoTri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with Virginia Department of Environmental Quality & Chesapeake Bay Trust, presents free Teacher Training opportunities this Spring.

TCCSWCD will be offering a one-day FREE workshop, open to all K-12 Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and the City of Fredericksburg educators. We will introduce Project WET activities that can be integrated into teaching about water as a natural resource and the concepts of water quality and watersheds. Participants will engage in fun, hands-on learning activities appropriate and adaptable for K-12 students.

Participants will receive:

·      Project WET K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide
·      Certificate for the six (6) hour course for CEU’s
·      Posters and supplemental watershed resources

For more information contact: Izabela Sikora, TCCSWCD Education Coordinator.

 

2017 Youth Conservation Poster Contest

29547569720_7d1f24d4b9_mWe are now accepting poster entries for 2017 National Association of Conservation Districts K-12 Student poster contest! Entry forms REQUIRED at the poster submission can be found here: 2017 Youth Conservation Poster Contest

The 2017 poster theme is “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life.” Additional materials, lesson plans and activities for students and teachers are available here:  http://www.nacdnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2017-Resource-List-Poster-Contest.pdf.

For more information contact: Izabela Sikora, TCCSWCD Education Coordinator.

 

 

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