Annual Conservation Poster Contest
The Cuyahoga SWCD and the OFSWCD Auxiliary sponsor the 2019 conservation Poster Contest. The purpose of the contest is to instill in youth an appreciation for the environment and the need to protect our precious soil and water resources. The 2018 theme is “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper” Each student is encouraged to express this theme in their poster. Details and deadline information at contest.
The district recruits and trains high school students for the yearly Envirothon competition. Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental competition that starts at the local level. Envirothon is aimed at developing knowledgeable skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment. Envirothon tests students' knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics, and current environmental issues. www.envirothon.org
Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp
Students grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend Camp Canopy (formerly known as the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp). Each year, the district send up to five students to this wonderful week-long camp held at Camp Muskingum in Carroll County which concentrates on forest ecology including; silviculture, tree identification, and forestry products.
Teachers can benefit by borrowing one of our many educational tools for their classroom including our watershed/non-point source model - Enviroscape, the Streamulator, along with various lesson plans to compliment course work.
Our educator is certified in the following programs and is available to host a teachers workshop on these curricula.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Project Learning Tree
Project Wild Aquatic
Wonders of Wetlands
Planning of Wetlands
Healthy Water/Healthy People
Food, Land and People
Earth Partnership for Schools