Education

Conservation education is an integral part of the SWCD.  The largest conservation education programs including “Exploring Your Backyard,” is presented annually to more than 1100 Sandusky County fourth grade students.  Other programs include:  3rd grade tree seedling distribution, Area 1 Envirothon, and 4-H Conservation trophies.  A variety of tours and meetings are scheduled annually, including the Annual Meeting.  A variety of youth programs including the popular EnviroScape and various adults programs are scheduled throughout the year upon request.  Sandusky County residents are informed of natural resource issues through the semi-annual newsletter, “Conservation Connection”current events in local newspaper and displays at the Ohio Northern Crops day and the Sandusky County Fair.  Contact the office to ask about using our educational materials or setting up a program for your class or organization.

3rd Grade Tree Seedling Distribution

Each spring, in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the District passes out tree seedlings to all the third grade classes in the county schools to take home and plant.  The free seedling trees program is an opportunity to show students how important trees are to their health, their community, and their environment.  This year we delivered 1,100 Norway Spruce to all third graders in the Sandusky County and Margaretta Elementary.

Area 1 Envirothon

Watch for more information on 2020 Envirothon in the future.

Find more information at: https://www.area1envirothon.org/