Although not the same as taking a school field trip to Fernwood State Forest and getting to breathing in the fresh air, see the beautiful surroundings and having an actual hands on experience, we hope that each of you enjoy the engaging videos that the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District staff and our partners have put together for you.
Our goal is that these videos will provide you with a better understanding of the environment and possibly spark an interest in learning more about our natural resources.
Education provides the knowledge and skills to help make informed and responsible decisions. Decisions that will make a positive impact on the environment for years to come.
Let's Get Started! Irene Moore, Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District Administrator
Rockets Away! Angie Allison, Ohio State Extension Educator
It's a HOT topic! Forest Fire Education Will McCormick, ODNR Division of Forestry, Forest Manager
Getting your feet wet... Stephanie Vance, JSWCD Board Member and Professor of Biology & Program Director at EGCC Wendee Dodds, JSWCD Natural Resources Specialist Logan Moon, JSWCD Cross Creek and Yellow Creek Watershed Coordinator
Ohio's WILDlife Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District in partnership with Greg Lipps, Herpetologist and head of Ohio State University’s Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership
You can follow the Instagram account for "Branagan" the Hellbender who is located in the JSWCD office: https://www.instagram.com/branagan_hellbender/
Craig Porter, Jefferson County Wildlife Officer Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife
The BUZZ about BEES John and Katie Grafton, Jefferson County Beekeepers Joe and Cindy Rodak, Jefferson County Beekeepers
JSWCD purchased almost 2,000 honey sticks from Grafton Farms for the students in Jefferson County to enjoy.
Don't be a PUNK...recycle your JUNK! Louise Holliday, JB Green Team, Jefferson County Environmental Educator Alisha Teramana, JB Green Team, Belmont County Environmental Educator
You have completed the Fernwood Virtual Outdoor Day, we hope you had fun, learned a thing or two and enjoyed the presentations, handouts and giveaways.
If you have a little extra time, students and teachers may enjoy learning more about BIG FOOT sighting right here in Ohio. Whether a believer or non-believer in the legend, this introductory video along with a four part series is a fun way to learn about the elusive creature.
Spooky Sadquatch John Hickenbottom, ODNR Naturalist at Saltfork State Park
It’s the question that everyone wants to know – Is Sasquatch real?
Is there really a big, hairy animal roaming the woods of Salt Fork State Park?
If time allows, check out this slideshow from previous Fernwood Outdoor Days. You may recognize a student, educator, volunteer, bus driver or one of our many partners that have helped to make this program a success over the last thirty plus years.