Pickaway Soil &
Water Conservation District offers conservation education programs. Programs offered
consist of Experience Earth Day Camp, Soil
& Water Stewardship Field Days, Envirothon Contests and Teacher Workshops. We also offer
Poster Contests, 4-H Awards, and a
4th Grade Ag Day
2013 Ag Day - September 13, 2013 @
Ohio Christian University
Earth" is a Day Camp for children who have completed 3rd or 4th grade. It takes place in July!
A small fee is charged.
Campers must live in
Pickaway County or attend school in a Pickaway County School District and must
have completed 3rd or 4th grade to attend Experience Earth Day Camp.
** Dates have been selected- July 16-17, 2014**
Check back later for more information
Volunteers are needed for various tasks
such as group leaders, assisting presenters, serving lunches, set-up, tear-down,
and more. Relatives and friends of campers are invited to participate as a
volunteer. Volunteers must be 14 years old. Volunteers receive free lunch, camp
t-shirt, and transportation (if available). Help is also needed prior to camp to
prepare craft materials, name tags, etc. If interested, contact Pickaway SWCD @
& Water Stewardship Field Days
"Field Days" are outdoor programs held at elementary schools or local
The students rotate to a number of different stations with presenters from agencies
like Soil & Water; Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Divisions of Forestry, Natural Areas and
Preserves, Wildlife, Geology, Recycling; Metro Parks and others. The theme
follows the current Soil & Water Stewardship Theme.
Pickaway SWCD sponsors a Poster Contest for
4th-6th Graders & 7th-9th Graders attending school in Pickaway County.
Prizes are awarded to the 1st & 2nd place posters in each category.
Additional Honorable Mention ribbons are presented. One Poster is selected to be
displayed on a Billboard during the month of May. To introduce students to the
theme, Pickaway SWCD offers educational resource materials.
7th-9th Graders - 1st Place -Rhianna
4th-6th Graders - 1st Place -
Erica Dale, Saltcreek BILLBOARD
7th-9th Graders - 2nd Place -
Jessica Willard, McDowell
4th-6th Graders - 2nd Place -
Sophia Evans, Walnut
7th-9th Graders - 1st Place -Jackie Richardson, McDowell
4th-6th Graders - 1st Place - Mayci Marshall, Washington
FIRST PLACE IN STATE
7th-9th Graders - 2nd Place - Andrew Sowers, McDowell
4th-6th Graders - 2nd Place - Arianna Fink, Washington
"Workshops" can be provided for teachers who are interested in Project Food,
Land & People, Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree.
Project FLP is a
collection of lesson plans and activities that focus on America's capacity to
feed its citizens and others around the world.
Project WET is a
collection of classroom-ready teaching aids that promote awareness,
appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources.
Project WILD is an
interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing
Project Learning Tree:,
Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT provides students, in grades
PreK-12, with opportunities to investigate environmental issues and encourages
them to make informed, responsible decisions.
Pickaway SWCD is a
sponsor of the Pickaway County 4-H Program.
Pickaway SWCD presents 2 Overall Natural Resources 4-H Project
awards during the Pickaway County Fair. 1st place receives a certificate and a Gold Medal.
2nd place receives a certificate and a Silver Medal. To find out which
4-H projects qualify, contact the
Pickaway County Extension Office at 740-474-7534.
Winners of these awards give a short speech at
the Pickaway SWCD Annual Meeting.
Pickaway SWCD sponsors
the Pickaway County Envirothon Teams. The Envirothon is a competitive, outdoor
academic team event for high school students. Teams consist of 5 students, all
from the same high school. The Envirothon tests students' knowledge of soils and
land use, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology, and current environmental issues.
Envirothon teams from Pickaway County participate in the Area 5 competition
which consists of approximately 70 teams. Teams placing in the top four at the
Area contests advance to the Ohio Envirothon. Twenty teams compete at the State
contest for a chance to advance to the Canon Envirothon. Visit the Canon
Envirothon website at www.envirothon.org.
Library items can be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time. We have videos, slide
sets, activity guides, reference books, rock sets, Groundwater Model,
Erosion Control Model, Forestry Trunk, Project Learning Tree Fire Trunk, and Stream Quality Monitoring
for a fun and educational activities: