Education

Your Soil and Water Conservation District believes that a high-quality environmental education should be accessible to all residents of Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. This includes supporting educators and teachers with natural resources conservation education for all grade levels and in public, private, and home-school groups.

(Scroll down for upcoming trainings, scholarships, events, and other opportunities.)

Educational Offerings

  • Interactive indoor and outdoor class activities
  • Community presentations and exhibits
  • Lending library of teacher resources and lesson plans
  • Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)
  • Annual conservation stewardship poster contest
  • Annual Student Envirothon Competition
  • Two annual Youth Conservation Summer Camp scholarships
  • College scholarships
  • Professional development: Project WET (Water Education For Teachers)
  • Adult environmental education & volunteer opportunities
  • Youth volunteer and internship opportunities

Topics We Cover

Water
– The water cycle
– Watersheds including the Chesapeake Bay and the local watersheds of
the Potomac, Rappahannock, and York Rivers
– Water quality and monitoring

Soil
– Soil structure
– Soil life and health

Conservation
– Agricultural and urban stormwater runoff
– Soil erosion
– Pollution

MORE INFORMATION
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Contact: Izabela Sikora, TCCSWCD Education Coordinator

 

Upcoming Opportunities!

2018 Youth Conservation Camp Scholarship
(Application)
Youth Conservation Camp is scholarship-based, summer educational opportunity for students specifically interested in natural resources; environmental science and natural resource conservation. Camp applicants must be in grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 academic school year.

If selected, eligible applicants will only be responsible for non-refundable $75.00 fee and their own transportation to and from camp. Tri-County/City SWCD will cover all remaining costs to include meals, lodging, activities, and transportation while at camp. Please fill out the attached application (see below).  Completed applications and all accompanying documents should be submitted to the TCCSWCD office by April 9, 2018.

 

FREE Project WET  Training
for formal and non-formal teachers

project-wet-logoTri-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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