Environmental Education

It is our vision to be the leader in natural resource conservation for sustainable agriculture within
an evolving urban environment.


Environmental Education...bringing the classroom outside


NC Resource Conservation Workshop: Week-long camp for high school students interested in conservation and natural resources. Students will spend the week at NCSU learning about a wide range of conservation areas of study for college and careers for after graduation. *Scholarships available for student delegates* For information on the RCW and an application to be a student delegate from Pitt County, please click on the link below;

All contests have been correlated to the NC DPI Essential Standards and the Common Core State Standards. Please click on the below link for the contest of interest to review the correlations.

2017-2018 Conservation Contests At a Glance (Theme: Water...the Cycle of Life)

  • Poster Contest- 5th-6th grade
  • Essay Contest- 6th grade
  • Computer Designed Slide Show Contest - 6th grade
  • Public Speaking Contest - 7th & 8th grade
  • Computer Designed Conservation - 9th grade


Pitt SWCD and Environmental Education

The district works hard to protect Pitt County’s natural resources. We know that education is a key component of our conservation program.
  • Students and Teachers -We offer a number of educational opportunities and events throughout the school year for Pre-K – 12th grade students. Contests, events, presentations, activities, and more are an ongoing part of the whole year.
  • Adults - Environmental Education doesn't stop at graduation...we offer a number of adult environmental education learning opportunities throughout the year. 

Below is a listing of our major environmental education programs

Student/Teacher Programs and Resources:

Classroom Presentations : Available for pre K - 12th grade classes and age groups. We have activities and lesson topics for a variety of natural resource topics. Popular presentations include; soils/erosion, farm models, Enviroscape, water quality and more... Please contact us at 252-902-1746 to learn more.

Conservation Contests: Annual conservation themed contests that will promote students' attitude of stewardship for our natural resources. For information detailing the current year theme, rules, tips and more, please click on the links below for the contest you are interested in.



2018 Coastal Envirothon: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Envirothon program is a hands-on environmental science and natural resources competition for middle school and high school students. 5 member teams of students complete training and testing in 5 subject areas: Aquatics, Soils, Wildlife, Forestry and Current Environmental Issues. For more information on on the Coastal Envirothon Program, please visit our Area 5 & 6 Coastal Envirothon

Pitt County- Enviroguards (photo 1)
2017 Coastal Envirothon High School Teams Album (click picture above)



2018 Stewardship Week-April 29 through May 6, 2018

For more than 50 years, NACD has sponsored a national program to encourage natural resources stewardship. The program relies in large part on conservation districts as they share and promote stewardship and conservation activities year-round and during Stewardship Week, the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May.Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state, and national levels. Educating young people about the benefits of conservation helps to ensure the next generation will be wise stewards of America’s natural resources. NACD assists districts with their stewardship and education efforts.





Pitt County Big Sweep:

Big Sweep is a non-profit organization that organizes volunteers in all 100 counties to clean up the waterways. The coordinator for the event in Pitt County is Paula Clark. If you or your group would like to volunteer for Big Sweep, please contact her at 902.3353 or send her an emailBig Sweep is a great community service opportunity for individuals, scout troops, schools, and civic groups. Volunteer the first Saturday in October and make a difference in our County.


Teacher's Workshops: The District staff are registered facilitators of the Project Food, Land & People (FLP) and Project WOW! Wonders of Wetlands teacher's curriculum  Project FLP is a 55 lesson plan curriculum for pre-K to 12th grade that promotes approaches to learning to help students understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people around the world. Project WOW! is a fun, hands on workshop that will teach educators to classify various wetland habitats, identify basic wetland characteristics, and understand basic functions and values of wetlands. Teachers interested in participating in an upcoming FLP or WOW! workshop are encouraged to call us at 252-902-1746 to learn more.

Teacher of the Year Award: In recognition of outstanding conservation educator in Pitt County. Open to all Elementary, Middle and High School teachers in Pitt County who have incorporated conservation and environmental education into their classroom curriculum. Nominate yourself or an outstanding teacher you know. Applications are due to the Pitt SWCD. For complete rules and application please click the below link.

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award application (updated application in progress)

     

     Adult Education Resources and Awards:

    Conservation Awards: The District recognizes outstanding Pitt County citizens with the following awards:

    • Pitt County Farm Family of the Year Award
  • Food, Land and People Workshop

    FLP Workshop, June 25, 2015

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