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Conservation Education

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Youth Awards 

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Educational Materials

The Laramie County Conservation District technical staff is available to assist in classroom presentations, field trips and events for both youth and adult education. The District’s staff participates in various youth activities, including:

  • Summer School Programs

  • Outdoor Education Programs

  • City Forestry Tree Jamboree

  • Earth Day Celebration

  • Natural Resource Educational Programs at the Paul Smith Children’s Village

  • Wyoming Ag in the Classroom Festival

  • Laramie County Cowbelles Ag Expo

  • Any other activity that the District is requested to assist with

 

If your group would like assistance from the Conservation District staff for any youth activity, please call (307) 772-2600.

In addition to the Awards presented at District Science Fair, and the cash awards for 1st place in each category of our Local Stewardship Poster Contest, the District provides scholarships of to $250.00/student or teacher in Laramie County to attend a board approved workshop, i.e. Project Learning Tree (PLT) Workshops, Wyoming Resource Education Days (WyRED), Teton Science Schools (TSS), and Wyoming Ag in the Classroom Events.

Since 2012, the District has been the sponsor for Awards at the Annual State FFA Convention’s Environment & Natural Resources Contest.

​The district has available numerous teaching aids including:

  • Tracks/Skulls/Furs – These items and programs can be used to teach many ecological processes such as predator/prey relations, habitats, food web-food chain and carrying capacity.

  • Skulls and Furs – These tools can be used to demonstrate and teach students about animal adaptations that enhance their survival in the environment.

  • Insect kit – this kit can be used to teach the structure, behavior and life cycle of insects as well as habitat requirements.

  • Tree kit – this kit can be used to teach about the life cycle and age of trees.

  • Soil Kit (Demonstrate properties of soil) – this kit includes moisture meter, soil test kit, soil class tube and soil profile tube.

  • Rock and Mineral Collection

  • Stream Simulation Trailer – can be used to demonstrate a variety of stream dynamics and riparian habitats.

  • Orienteering Kit – use compasses, maps and GPS units to teach mapping and orienteering skills.

  • Ground Water Model – use this model to teach students about groundwater, surface water, watersheds and water quality, as well as soil properties.

  • Enviroscape Model – can be used to teach about non point and point source pollution, runoff and the importance of clean water.

  • Water Quality Kits – can be used to teach students about water quality and perform water testing.