Since its inception, the Perry Conservation District has strived to provide quality educational opportunities to the residents of Perry County. Each year, the District offers a variety of events, presentations, and scholarship opportunities designed to encourage individual stewardship. These conservation education initiatives are available to residents of all ages.
Some of our outdoor events such as Ag Field Days, the Envirothon, the Land Judging Contest, and the SCOPE Project take environmental education to the field for real life examples and hands-on learning. Sponsorships are often available from the Perry Conservation District for students to attend the Penn State University Conservation Leadership School. There are also resources for a Perry County teacher to attend the weeklong Ag in the Classroom Program at Penn State University. Literature on various conservation topics are available request.
Perry County Conservation District PA - YouTube Channel Links
Stewardship Week Educational Video Series:
Episode 1: A Peek Into Baken Creek
Episode 2: Shermans Creek Investigation 1
Episode 3: The Art of the Macro Shuffle & a Glimpse Into the World of the Casemaking Caddisfly
Episode 4: Leaf Packs in Shermans Creek
Episode 5: Under a Rock in Shermans Creek
Episode 6: Aquatic Encounters of the Reptile Kind
Episode 7: Montour Creek- The Sedimentation Issue
Episode 8: Aquatic Sowbug in Montour Creek
Episode 9: Montour Creek - The Importance of Streambank Vegetation
Conservation District Week Educational Video Series:
Episode 1: Bald Eagles on Big Buffalo Creek at Buff-Del Farm
Episode 2 (Part 1): A 'Cisna Run' Interview with Bill Lyons
Episode 2 (Part 2): A 'Cisna Run' Interview with Bill Lyons
Episode 3: Cisna Run - Dairy Cow Stream Crossing on Lyons Farm
Episode 4: Cisna Run - A Functioning Riparian Vegetated Buffer on Lyons Farm
Pollinator Week Educational Videos:
National Pollinator Week in Perry County, PA - Clip #1
Pollinator Week with Perry County Master Gardeners - Clip #2
Pollinator Week with Perry County Master Gardeners - Clip #3
Envirothon & Land Judging Prep Educational Videos:
'Tree Chat' with DCNR Service Forester Luke Book, Tuscarora State Forest - Bureau of Forestry Office in Blain, PA
Perry County Land Judging Competition Overview - NRCS Soil Conservationist Kevin Morgan
The Perry Conservation District sponsors the Perry County Envirothon each year to promote natural resources and environmental science education. Any student with an interest in the environment can participate. Visit the Envirothon page to find out more.
Land Judging Contest
A contest is to introduce students to soil evaluation and its relationship to land use and soil and water quality.
SCOPE 'Scientific Citizens Observing Pollution -in the- Environment'
The Perry Conservation District is pleased to announce a new educational opportunity this year! The SCOPE Project is a citizen science based program designed by the District's Watershed Specialist where volunteers gather data from Perry County streams and report their findings. We are always looking for volunteers!
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