Education

Kids Groundwater Festival 2019

Kids’ Groundwater Festival Teacher Resources  2019 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.

“Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper” 2019 Poster Contest Results

Douglas SWCD visited 5th and 6th grade classrooms throughout Douglas County to give presentations on the importance of Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home. Students then created posters and murals based on the information provided.

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.

Youth Outdoor Activities Day

The Youth Outdoor Activities day is a great way for kids to get outdoors and learn about outdoor recreational activities they may not otherwise get a chance to experience. Registration is free, and each person (including parents, vendors and participants gets a free lunch!)  It is a great way to get out doors and put the electronics away! Check out the link for more information and to see past years! Watch and Learn!

Explore More – Study the Outdoors

Douglas SWCD is getting out and about to classrooms, schools, and supporting/hosting other youth events. If looking for information or materials give us a call and we can help you out! Coming Soon: Sample Lesson Plans, Activities and Games.