Education

Education

Group shot of kids in a streamSince 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.

kids in a classroomSome 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.

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More Information

Group shot of kids in a streamConservation Leadership School
Perry Conservation District offers funding to students to attend the weeklong Conservation Leadership School at Stone Valley Recreation Area near Penn State.
Envirothon
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!