Entries for the 2021 Conservation and Coloring Contest have closed!
We received over 200 poster contest entries and over 300 coloring contest entries! Entries came from schools across Northern St. Louis County including Ely, Northeast Range, Mesabi East, Rock Ridge Schools, Mountain Iron-Buhl, Northwoods, Chisholm, and Hibbing!
Winners of each category as determined through online voting will receive recognition in the Hometown Focus & monetary prizes of: 1st Place: $25, 2nd Place $15, and 3rd Place $10
VOTE HERE: https://forms.gle/dhMB8UBxbToxQFxN6
We know it’s hard to choose!
Each year the North St. Louis SWCD sponsors a Conservation Poster Contest for students in grades 4-6.
The local poster contest theme focuses on soil, water, and natural resources and
changes each year based on the National Association of Conservation Districts national theme.
The 2021 year’s theme is “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities”
Read more here for rules and details of the poster contest. Due to Covid-19 precautions, we will be determining winners of the contest through online voting and submitting winners to the Hometown Focus.
Students in grades K-3 can also enter a coloring contest on a similar theme! We have split entries into two age brackets: K-1st grade and 2nd – 3rd grade. Read more here for rules and details of the coloring contest. Click on the “Create Your Forest” coloring page picture above to download the coloring page!
You can also find additional resources in the NACD Educators Guide: Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities
Are you looking for a way to bring soil and water conservation to life in your classroom or with a youth group? The North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District has a variety of conservation education resources available for a variety of grades including teacher guides and lesson plans, activity books, pamphlets and posters, and demonstration materials.
We can also visit your school and present on topics including:
We are also able to present by Zoom or other virtual means to your class!
The Envirothon is a national environmental education program for high school students in grades 9-12. It combines classroom learning with outdoor activities. Through Envirothon, students develop an understanding of effective teamwork, as well as learning about Minnesota’s natural resources. They also gain valuable exposure to a range of disciplines while exploring possible career paths.
Teams of students compete by visiting 5 learning stations and taking a 20-point exam on an environmental topic. The topics are:
Regional area competitions are hosted and managed by local Soil & Water Conservation District staff. Student teams from St. Louis County compete at the Area 3 Envirothon in early May of each year.
For more information, contact our Community Conservationist, Becca Reiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-288-6143. More information on state Envirothon can be found at: https://www.maswcd.org/envirothon.htm
Please note the 2021 State Envirothon will be online due to Covid-19.
Looking for a presenter for your Rotary Club, lake association meeting, garden social or other group? We would be happy to present on a topic in soil and water conservation that will fit your needs.
Potential topics include:
Let us know what you are looking for! If it is not our area of expertise, we will direct you to someone who might be able to help.