Annual Poster Contest Entries Due by September 24
Oklahoma County Conservation District is now accepting entries for its annual poster contest. The theme for this years' contest is "Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?" The theme must be on the poster for it to qualify for awards. The required poster size is 14"x22" (half a sheet). No other sizes will be judged.
The contest is open to all Kindergarten through 5th grade students in Oklahoma County schools, public, private or home school. Poster must be turned in to the district office no later than Thursday, September 24, by 4:30 p.m. Required information (contest division, grade, student's name and address, school name and address, and teacher's name) must be listed on the back of the poster along with an official entry form. For complete details, click on the links below to download a copy of the contest flyer and the official entry form.
An Enviroscape watershed/nonpoint source pollution model is available for checkout. The Enviroscape® was developed as an educational tool to increase awareness of water pollution. It promotes awareness by showing sources of water pollution and the methods that are being used to control those pollution sources. The Enviroscape® Model comes with a user's guide and suggested activities. Teachers and other educators can checkout the model for classroom use by contacting the district office or contact our staff about making a classroom presentation.
Natural Resource Days
Our district provides Natural Resources Days for schools in Oklahoma County. We set up education stations on topics such as fishing, forestry, soils, water, wetlands, or wildlife. Students rotate through sessions, usually 40-45 minutes in length. The students at left are participating in the Project WET activity The Incredible Journey.
Environmental Education Posters
World of Pollinator and Native Bees posters are available through the District office while supplies last. Please call or email us to reserve your copy of these colorful posters.
National Land and Range Judging Contest
Our district is very involved with the National Land and Range Judging Contest held each year in Oklahoma City. The district manager serves as the contest coordinator, and the district secretary handles all the pre-registration.
District provides technical assistance to local schools with outdoor classroom projects such as wetlands.
We sponsor educational workshops for landowners, businesses, and other individuals. Workshops such as Feral Hog Management, Pond Management, and Soil Health provide a service to our citizens and help them manage their natural resources.
Helpful Links for Conservation Education
USDA-NRCS Education Resources
Home Science: Backyard Conservation by Home Advisor
National Association of Conservation District
National Education Association
Environmental Protection Agency