Helping to Inspire the Conservation Leaders of Tomorrow
K-12 Learning Opportunities
5th & 6th Grade Poster Contest
Web Post for poster contest
Local, State and National Conservation Districts are hosting our
Annual Conservation Poster Contest for 5th & 6th grade students.
The 2017 Theme is: HEALTHY SOILS ARE FULL OF LIFE
You can capture more details about the WGCD/CACD/NACD 2017 Poster Contest on the
Colorado Association of Conservation District’s Web Site at: http://www.coloradoacd.org/2017-poster-contest.html
Parents, Teachers or students can download the official Entry Form and Instruction Sheet here
(Poster Entry Form & Instructions) which must be completed and attached to your 11” x 17” artwork, when you turn it in – flat NOT folded – to the Greeley Conservation District, 4302 W. 9th St. Rd., Greeley 80634 by 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 18th. Any medium, paint, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, pencils, etc., can be used to create your (flat) poster.
If you need a piece of 17” wide by 11” high poster paper, you can get it at the WGCD office.
West Greeley Conservation District will award prizes to our top three local artists on Thursday, November 2nd at our Annual Dinner at Island Grove Regional Park. The gathering starts at 5:30 with Supper served at 6 p.m.
1st Place will be awarded $50; 2nd Place $35 and 3rd Place $20 based on originality, visual appeal and their conservation message and how it relates to this year’s theme.
Please direct questions to:
Community Education & Outreach Coordinator
(970) 356-8097 Ext: 143 or Kristi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Envirothon: High School Natural Resource Competition
The mission of Envirothon is to develop 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. Teams of 5 compete in: Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife, and 1 focus area that changes every year. In 2016 it is Invasive Species. We will sponsor teams and help prepare you for the competition.
Colorado Envirothon was established in 2012 by representatives of several agencies and organizations throughout Colorado, including the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, West Greeley Conservation District, Future Farmers of America, and Colorado State Conservation Board. May 5, 2013 Colorado held its first state competition. Learn More here
Camp Rocky: Natural Resource Mountain Camp
Camp Rocky is a week long, natural resource camp in the mountains for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources. You can select from several disciplines including: Forestry, Range, Wildlife, and Soil and Water. WGCD has scholarships available to individuals interested in attending Camp Rocky. For more information on scholarships to Camp Rocky contact us at 970-356-8097 x 3.
Each year West Greeley Conservation District awards scholarships to deserving students who will be tomorrow’s conservation leaders in areas of Natural Resources and Agriculture. Our Board of Supervisors worked with WGCD staff to revise the program for the 2018-19 academic year.
The West Greeley Conservation District will award a $5,000 Scholarship to recognize and support local students…
- *Whose home address is within our WGCD boundaries
- A map showing the boundaries of the district can be found at: wgcd.org
- You can check your address for WGCD tax fees at the County Assessor’s site: https://www.co.weld.co.us/apps1/propertyportal/
- *Opt in WGCD forms are available upon request
- Who have been accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher learning
with the intention to study **Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Agriculture, Animal Science, Agribusiness, Water, Forestry, and related conservation fields.
- Who have earned at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and
- Who have not received a full scholarship from another source
Please click the link to download the application form with full details.2018 Scholarship application
Deadline for submission of scholarship application packets is 5 p.m. on April 11, 2018.
Confluence Institute- Teacher’s Workshop
The Confluence Institute – Teacher’s Workshop is a four day hands on water education workshop for teachers in northeastern Colorado. Participants will receive the Project Wet Curriculum & Activity Guide and the Water Wise Colorado Curriculum. The training is free to teachers and is located at the Poudre Learning Center in Greeley. Registration is limited, so register now!!
Riparian Demonstration Trailer
Our riparian trailers provide an interactive look into river systems. The trailers can be easily transported to your school or other locations. Contact us (970-356-8097 x3) to borrow trailer or schedule us for a presentation today!
Small Grant Application
The mission of the WGCD Small Grant Program 2017-2018 is to fund innovative projects that foster programs for educators, students, communities and/or the environment that focus on agriculture and natural resources such as soils, water, weeds, etc.,to supplement or enhance programs for youth education.
Program is open to educational entities, non-profits, and community groups that enhance education in natural resource, agricultural or environmental education within the WGCD District.