Education

Kids’ Groundwater Festival – Teacher Resources

The Kids’ Groundwater Festival is an annual event for 4th grade students from Douglas County, Parkers Prairie and West Central elementary schools. Students have an opportunity for hands-on learning at 20 different learning stations covering all aspects of the water cycle. Presenters are volunteers and represent many of area businesses and government agencies.

“We All Need Trees” – 2016 Poster and Mural Contest

Douglas SWCD visited 5th and 6th grade classrooms throughout Douglas County to give presentations on the importance of trees. Students then created posters and murals based on the information provided.
Congratulations to Aisling O’Connor, Allie Trombley, Alexis Pazdernik, Kaliey Behrens, and Jasmine Wendt!

Minnesota State Envirothon


The Envirothon is an environmental problem-solving competition for high school-aged students located in the United States and Canada. Training and testing is completed by competing teams in five natural resource categories: i.e., soils/landuse, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and current environmental issues.

“Our Soil – A Layer of Life” – 2017 Poster and Mural Contest