HELPING TO INSPIRE THE CONSERVATION LEADERS OF TOMORROW

Four-year-olds through adults participated in learning opportunities hosted by the District at Houston Gardens this summer. We partnered with Summer School programs including the District 6 Exceptional Students; SEVA Brain Camp (youth literacy), Greeley Rodarte Summer Enrichment Program; Scouts, Boys & Girls Club, Union Colony Children’s Music Academy’s Nature Trail Camp, the Poudre Learning Center, 4-H, and FFA.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Annual conservation poster contest

2020 Poster Theme: Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?

West Greeley Conservation District invites 6th grade science and art teachers throughout our District service area to encourage their students to use the curriculum support tools provided to educators nationwide to help facilitate participation in our annual Conservation POSTER CONTEST.

This year’s theme is packed with meaningful lessons about the importance of pollinators to growing and harvesting food. All School Districts, charter schools and Home School families within the West Greeley service area are welcome to use our STEM materials to aid their students, without a great deal of additional work, to learn about Pollinators!

The judging will take place mid-October and the top three student artists whose work is selected by the committee will be notified (through their teacher) before the end of October. A representative will visit the school to recognize the youth for their accomplishment in designing a meaningful poster following all the provided rules. The top three will be awarded a cash prize and the 1st place winner’s work will be submitted to the State CACD judging the end of November.

See the Instructions/Entry form for more details. Please use whatever resources work best for you and your students to create original artwork. And please make sure your students are aware of the national rules if you want your participants to be able to compete at the state and national level. When I visit the three top artists to present their award checks and take their photo with their poster, I will provide the national entry form to be filled out and signed by their parent(s).

Everyone enjoys the poster contest and as always, we want the teachers to know how much we appreciate the time and effort they put into the education piece of this contest with support from their district. Learning about the importance of Pollinators proves to be interesting to ALL ages. This is an opportunity for the students to learn more about Honey Bees and the importance of all pollinators in general, and to shine by creating a beautiful poster sharing what they have learned about Pollinators, especially the most dominate pollinator – the Honey Bee. We supply all the resource tools you need to keep this teaching/learning adventure simple and aligned with state standards. We look forward to hearing your creative ideas to generate participation during a time when students are engaged in virtual learning and/or homeschooling, as well as being in a classroom. You are welcome to call or email me with any questions.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

The contest launched August 31st as schools opened for the Fall semester.

All artwork submissions are due to the West Greeley Conservation District (WGCD) office at 4302 W. 9th St. Rd., Greeley before 4 p.m. on Friday, October 9th.

The poster size requirement is 14″x22″

The theme/title must be on the “FRONT SIDE” incorporated into the art to meet eligibility requirements.

Instructions/entry form
Poster Ideas and Tips
Pollinator Guide Book

Camp Rocky: Natural Resource Mountain Camp

Kids Love this Learning Adventure

Camp Rocky is an educational, week long residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources!

Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado. Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences. Students work in teams, making new friends from across Colorado.

Each year, new and returning students choose one of the following resource fields for their area of focus:
Rangeland Science
Forestry Management
Soil and Water Science
Fish and Wildlife Management

At the end of the week, students will use their group learning plan to complete a management project.Additional camper activities include volleyball games, hiking, a campfire, group challenges, nightly natural resource presentations, and a talent show!

Sponsored by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, with the help of other natural resource conservation partners.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

AWARD WINNING CAMP ROCKY – 58TH YEAR!

July 11-17th, 2021 | DIVIDE, COLORADO

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We are committed to providing Natural Resource and Agriculture education opportunities to youth in our District. We will cover the $350 Camp Rocky tuition. For more information on scholarships to Camp Rocky contact us at 970-356-8097 x3

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4TH ANNUAL

Community BBQ at Houston Gardens

Everyone is welcome to join us for a free dinner! this will be a great opportunity to meet local conservationists. Please RSVP!

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2021 Northeastern Colorado Progressive Ag Symposium

A 2-day educational and informational event – Wednesday, November 3rd and Thursday November, 4th

2021

Conservation Seedling Tree Sale Happening Now

Conservation seedling trees for sale to local landowners at a nominal cost.

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