Educational resources to help teach kids about the importance of soil and water conservation, forestry management and pollination. Resources available include classroom and field trip programs, lesson plans, experiments, games, songs, videos, handouts and more. Check out these resources collected from around the web.
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Rain Water Simulator Jefferson SWCD is proud to have partnered with area SWCDs to purchase an Interactive Rain Water Simulator. The mobile education display shows, on a small scale, the impacts of rainfall and runoff on conservation and land management practices. The Rain Water Simulator provides us another tool for youth education by allowing a dramatic demonstration in which students can then predict and compare the effects of rain falling on various surfaces. Students can also test different theories involving soil erosion, water quality, landscape alterations and the differences between permeable and impermeable surfaces with this model.
EnviroScape The EnviroScape is a 3D water pollution model. It provides youth of all ages a hands on experience by allowing a dramatic demonstration in which students can then predict and compare the effects of rain falling on various surfaces. Students can also test different theories involving soil erosion, water quality, landscape alterations and the differences between permeable and impermeable surfaces with this model. The overall watershed/storm water concept is effectively communicated to all ages.
Both simulators are great tools to implement in learning initiatives, and because both are portable, engaging and informative we can share our environmental message through education anywhere!
Stream Monitoring JSWCD introduce 8th graders to a variety of stream study tests and tools that can help to measure and evaluate the quality of the water. Students learn about water flow, collect macroinvetebrates and test sediment levels of the creek. Held annually early fall and late spring.
Endangered Species Program details will be released soon. Check back periodically for updates.
Fernwood Outdoor Days This program educates local 5th graders of Jefferson County school districts about the natural resources that surround them. Stations include: aquatics, archery, beekeeping, forestry, recycling and rockets away, Held annually in May.
Quaker Ridge Arboretum & Nature Trails Program details will be released soon. Check back periodically for updates.
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