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Conservation: Pass It Down

Research shows today's youngsters are not getting sufficient exposure to outdoors and nature.  Children often occupy themselves with indoor activities, and outside time is limited.  One day, the children of today will write policies and set trends.  And what consideration will they give conservation if it si a foreign topic?  That's why NRCS in Mississippi an its partners have developed the Conservation: Pass It Down campaign.  We want to give grandparents (and, of course, parents and mentors) ideas and activities to help young ones enjoy their time outside.

Sign up for Our Monthly Newsletter:

This campaign revolves around a monthly electronic newsletter, which comes to your email inbox filled with tips, ideas and activities for enjoying the outdoors with your youngsters.  Sign up for this newsletter through GovDelivery.  Click "Conservation: Pass It Down newsletter" under "Publications" to get this monthly email.

Unlock the Secrets in the Soil Resources:

NRCS has created an array of resources related to soil health - and its importance.  Soil is a living and life-giving substance, without which we would perish.  Check out these informational videos that showcase soils.

Workbooks Available for Download: 

These activity books require Acrobat Reader

For best results, copy the document to your computer before opening.

At Work on the Range (PDF: 829KB)
Celebrate Agriculture, Celebrate Earth (PDF; 611)
Conservation Trees (PDF; 603KB)
Hands on the Earth (PDF; 601KB)

Also, the NRCS Distribution Center is a great source for free publications.

Places to Visit:

Clinton Community Nature Central
Camp Silver Eagle
Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Natchez Trace Parkway
Ross Barnett Reservoir

Join Earth Team:

Earth Team is a volunteer organization of NRCS Volunteers help our agency conserve and protect natural resources. Network with your local field office and find out about volunteer opportunities that you and your grandchildren can enjoy.  You can also contact our state coordinator for Earth Team.


If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Yolanda Jackson at 601-965-4139 ext. 2166.