Education & Outreach Resources
Below is general information of each of the education and outreach opportunities the district offers.
- UNDERGROUND CLASSROOM
This 22-ft trailer serves as a mobile education exhibit that focuses on Soil & Soil Health. It can be booked for schools, festivals, fairs and other special events (fees apply). CLICK HERE to learn more.
The Dominion Energy Envirothon is a free, natural resources competition for High School students (grades 9-12) and Middle School students (grades 6-8). CLICK HERE to learn more.
- ANNUAL POSTER CONTEST
The Annual Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP (YCC)
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) sponsors a week-long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9th-12th) on the campus of Virginia Tech. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- YOUTH CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (YCLI)
Youth Conservation Leadership Institute (YCLI) is a recognition program for students in 9th- 12th grade that focuses on volunteer service and environmental stewardship. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Headwaters SWCD Student Scholarship program and the VASWCD Educational Foundation scholarship program promotes the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields with a natural resource conservation and environmental protection emphasis. The program provides financial support to students majoring in or showing a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- CAMP WOODS & WILDLIFE
This residential camp for students in grades 13-16 years old (as of June 20), sponsored by the VA Department of Forestry, is held around the 3rd week of June each year at Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- CLASSROOM & ONLINE RESOURCES
A comprehensive list of environmental education resources the Headwaters SWCD recommends and maintains for educators. Many programs are supplemented with programs the Headwaters SWCD or the VASWCD can assist with. CLICK HERE to learn more.
- ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (general)
A variety of local, regional and national information and links, that may be useful for residents of Headwaters SWCD. CLICK HERE to learn more.