Youth Education

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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.


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:

Kristi Helzer

Community Education & Outreach Coordinator

(970) 356-8097 Ext: 143 or Kristi.helzer@wgcd.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.

Teacher Resources

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!water-trailer-2-300x249

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.

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