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.

2017- 2018 TCCSWCD Environmental Education offerings include:

  • Resources and lesson plans for teachers and students
  • Non-Point Source Pollution Enviroscape  Presentation

Environmental Topics include:
– Water Cycle,  Water  resources and water  quality  in Virginia and Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Soil formation and soil health  actvities, Non- point source Pollution,  waste managmentand recycling

Upcoming opportunities

2017 Youth Conservation Poster Contest-Deadline: September 30, 2017

 

29547569720_7d1f24d4b9_mWe are now accepting poster entries for 2017 National Association of Conservation Districts K-12 Student poster contest! Entry forms are REQUIRED with the poster submission. ca Please click on the follwing link to access it: 2017 TCCSWCD Poster Contest_Due_Sept30

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.

FREE Project WET  Training

for formal and non-formal Teachers

 project-wet-logo  Tri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to offer all K-12 Formal and non-formal educators free “Water Education for Teachers” workshps. All participants earn up to 6 hours of Proffesional Development hours, free curricullum textbook, lesson plans, actvities and other resources.

If interested in scheduling  or attending a workshop, please contact   Izabela Sikora, TCCSWCD Education Coordinator. 

 

One Response to Education

  1. Kim McAfee says:

    We do have rain barrels. They are black 50 gal with the complete kit that is required to connect to the gutter (including the tool for drilling holes). They have the feature that you can turn the lid upside down and use it for a planter. See attached example although the rain barrel in the picture is one of the larger barrels that we no longer sell. The cost is $75 and they are available year round at our office located at 4811 Carr Drive Fredericksburg VA 22408. Our office hours are 8 – 4:30 M-F. Give us a call to make sure that someone is here.

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