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Youth Education

                Helping to Inspire the Conservation Leaders of Tomorrow

K-12 Learning Opportunities


6th Grade Poster Contest

Local, State and National Conservation Districts are hosting our

Annual Conservation Poster Contest for 6th grade students.

2019 POSTER CONTEST THEME: 

“LIFE IN THE SOIL: DIG DEEPER”

You can capture more details about the 2019 Poster Contest on the

National Association of Conservation District’s Web Site at:

https://www.nacdnet.org/general-resources/stewardship-and-education-materials/2019-life-in-the-soil-dig-deeper/

Colorado Association of Conservation District’s Web Site at:

http://www.coloradoacd.org/2019-poster-contest.html

Parents, Teachers or students can download the official Entry Form and Instruction Sheet here:

2019 ENTRY FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS

2019 Life-in-the-Soil Power Point Presentation – Poster Contest

2019 Poster-Contest-Resources

 This must be completed and attached to your 14” x 22” artwork, when you turn it in – flat NOT folded – with the official entry form filled out and attached to the back of your poster to the Greeley Conservation District, 4302 W. 9th St. Rd., Greeley 80634 by 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 1st

Any medium, paint, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, pencils, etc., can be used to create your (flat) poster.

West Greeley Conservation District will award prizes to our top three local artists on Thursday, November 14th 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 $100; 2nd Place $75 and 3rd Place $50 based on originality, visual appeal and their conservation message and how it relates to this year’s theme-

“LIFE IN THE SOIL: DIG DEEPER”

Please direct questions to:

Kristi Helzer

Community Education & Outreach Coordinator

(970) 534-2320 or Kristi.helzer@wgcd.org



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 x3.

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 trailer provides 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 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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