Proud to support the continuing education of the County’s youth in the area of conservation, the District provides several environmentally focused education programs.
Birth of A Tree
Birth of A Tree is a joint partnership program co-sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Resource Conservation and Development Councils and DCNR Bureau of Forestry to provide educational materials to the County’s third grade students. Instructional materials provide the students with the chance to germinate an evergreen from seed and track its’ progress through the first stages of growth.
The Pennsylvania Envirothon Program is an environmental competition held every spring. The District distributes educational materials to all of the County’s High School classes, grades 9 – 12, who desire to participate. Envirothon provides integration of outdoor and resource activities into the classroom. Following their preparation, students come to the event and test their knowledge in Forestry, Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife and a current issue. Each competition station is supervised by staff from a cooperating agency. The winner of the local competition gets the opportunity to compete in a statewide competition.
Watershed Challenge is mirrored after the Envirothon competition, but is geared towards Junior High students. This event is held locally and participation includes teams from six counties including Ohio that mutually share watersheds.
More information about the Envirothon program can be found at www.envirothonpa.org
Members of the District’s staff participate in the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Ag Encounter Event for 4th grade students. The event is held at the County Fairgrounds each October. The District presents a program on the importance of soil and how soil plays an integral role in the production of all of the things we use in our daily lives.
Do you have a child who loves to play outside or is curious about nature? Sign them up for the Lawrence County Conservation District’s Annual Summer Nature Camp.
After much uncertainty over the past few months we are happy to announce that we are able to move forward with our Nature Camp – with a few little changes to follow CDC and State guidelines.
This year we will host only one camp for all campers entering grades 3rd – 8th the week of July 27th -31st at Ewing Park in Ellwood City. Below is an Information page and Registration form that can be printed and mailed in.
We are so excited and look forward to having an excellent Summer Nature Camp!
There is a registration cost – see details on Registration forms.
District educators will come to your classroom and demonstrate the EnviroScape®, which is a mobile, interactive tool to help people of all ages, languages, and cultures better understand the concept of a watershed and the sources and prevention of water pollution through a visual, hands-on presentation.