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Environmental Education for Youth

Snohomish Conservation District has several options for youth Education.

EnvirothonNRYC Camp

Envirothon is a problem-solving natural resource competition for high school students in the U.S. and Canada. There are regional and state events, and one North American competition annually. The North American Envirothon is sponsored by Canon and both Canadian and U.S. teams can compete.

For Northwest Washington, the regional event is rotated between King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

Snohomish Conservation District will host the Northwest Regional Envirothon on:

 Thursday, May 1st, 2014

To be held at

Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center

From 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

2014 Letter to Educators

Team Registration Form

Classroom Education and Field Trips

Snohomish Conservation District and Snohomish County Surface Water Management offer a host of classes from native plants to the salmon lifecycle as well as field trips and natural resource projects for teachers.

To schedule a classroom visit, please go to the Snohomish County Surface Water Management website at http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Public_Works/Divisions/SWM/Ed/

It's easy to schedule a classroom visit or field trip, and is a free service dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Snohomish County through environmental education.

THREE NEW LESSONS - We are now offering classes on shellfish, Ocean Acidification, and Ethnbotany. Please sign up directly with Roger Kelley if you want to schedule either of these two classes for your students at Roger @ snohomishcd.org.

Natural Resources Youth Camp

Natural resource agencies, including conservation districts, support a camp held annually to help youth learn about soils, forestry, aquatic life, wildlife and environmental issues. To learn more, visit www.nryc.org

Natural Resources Youth Camp usually runs one week every summer. The details and location for 2013 are pending and will be announced at the NRYC website when ready. The camp is open to all youth ages 12-17 and offers:

  • A full week of FUN
  • A learning-by-doing approach
  • Activities that build confidence
  • Developing skills in leadership and good citizenship
  • Exploration of careers in natural resources
  • An outdoor experience beyond the classroom

Campers are housed in heated cabins with showers. Scholarships are available. Visit www.nryc.org for more information!

NEW! Great Books for Children, Teens and Adults

See great books on nature, water, ecosystems, worms and more here

Fun Links for Kids:

Fun Websites to Visit:

From the Tree City USA website:

Tree city USA - Interactive City Landscape

Others:

http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/soil/down_dirty.html
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/education/squirm/skworm.html
http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/kids/

Projects for Backyard Conservation
http://bygpub.com/bluebird/
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/

Educational Websites can be fun, too!
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/buffers/
http://www.geocities.com/lighthouse161/dustbowl.htm

More Fun Stuff To Do...
http://www2.ctic.purdue.edu/CTIC/Berlese.html
http://kids.gov/
http://www.groundwateradventurers.org/braintickle.html

 


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