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Information for Teachers and Students

Conservation education can add a new dimension to learning. Visit the sites below for lesson plans and other materials designed to assist you in teaching your students about conservation education. Contact your local office to arrange a speaker on one of many issues of natural resources education.

  • Teachers - Web page about conservation education for teachers.
     
  • S.K.Worm teaches soils - S.K.Worm, the official annelid, or worm, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service answers students questions about soil.
     
  • Backyard Conservation - Bringing conservation to your own backyard. Whether you have acres in the country, an average-sized suburban yard, or a tiny plot in the city, you can help protect the environment and add beauty and interest to your surroundings.
     
  • Envirothon - The Georgia Envirothon is a hands on environmental education team competition for high school students. Students from any organized group may enter a team, which consists of six members. Five basic areas of study include aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental issue (which changes from year to year. The envirothon is an outdoor competition working to promote awareness of natural resources and environmental issues, to increase student interest in environmental and natural science careers, to foster team building skills, and to encourage students to become action oriented members of society.

    Georgia's winning team will proceed on to the international Canon Envirothon. Like the state competition, the Canon Envirothon is an outdoor competition working to promote awareness of natural resources and environmental issues, to increase student interest in environmental and natural science careers, to foster team building skills, and to encourage students to become action-oriented members of society.

    For further information visit our web site at www.georgiaenvirothon.org or contact Chris Groskreutz at 706-546-2069 or chris.groskreutz@ga.usda.gov.
     
  • Soil Science Education Web site - A web site dedicated to helping people understand soils. This site is developed by the National Soil Survey Center and answers questions like: What are soils? and What is soil survey?
     
  • Soil Factoids - Several interesting and little known facts from the National Soil Survey Center.
     
  • Georgia Agriculture Awareness This site has tons of information on Georgia agriculture, including Georgia's top crops, the economic effect that agriculture has on the economy and more! !
     
  • USDA For Kids
     
  • Conservation Workshop - The workshop is an annual summer camp available to all Georgia High school students age 15-18 not graduated at the time of the camp. The workshop focuses on the value and protection of Georgia's wildlife, forestry management practices, soil and water conservation, and industry conservation. For more information click on the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop web site. You may also contact Dennis Brooks at 706-342-1315 or dennis.brooks@ga.usda.gov.

Each of the below pages hosts multiple educational resources.

 

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Soil Conservation Timeline - Interesting timeline/conservation milestones document.

Conservation Quotes - Page of notable quotes from Hugh H Bennett, the "father of conservation".