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S.K. Worm Photo  

S.K. Worm education resources

It's a dirty job but someone has to do it -- S.K. Worm, the official annelid, or worm, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service helps students explore and learn about soil.

Fun S.K. Worm interactive features and activities  


  Hometown Publication  

Your Hometown Clean Water Tour

Colorful drawings and cartoon characters make this a hit as you learn about the importance of keeping our hometown water clean and clear. This features characters like Major Mulcher and Not-Till Bill and includes a 10 question water quiz.

Clean Water Tour Interactive (SWF file)  


Order the Your Hometown Water Tour booklet  


  For the Good of the People  

For the Good of the People

This is a 32-page booklet aimed at a fifth grade audience and is full of fun facts about farmers and ranchers. It explains where food comes from, how it is produced and the benefits of conservation. (2007)


Download the For the Good of the People booklet  

  Water Cycle  

The Water Cycle: nature’s recycling system

The NRCS water cycle poster is back by popular demand.

The newly-designed poster shows the elements of the water cycle through a diverse landscape. The back of the poster includes a variety of information and activities that teachers can use to get students of all ages engaged in water conservation.


Watch animated water cycle on YouTube  

Learn more and/or order your copy  

  Educational Resources  

Education resources

NRCS provides educational resources to teachers, students and parents. These  learning tools feature valuable information and agriculture/conservation resources.


Educational links and valuable resources  


WhoBuddies Adventures

The Whobuddies are six unique owl cartoon characters who really care about the environment. In "The Mystery of the Sick Stream" and "The Great Soil Discovery," you can read about their adventures with Connor and his classmates as they work with the Whobuddies to help protect the natural resources in their school's watershed.


Check out the WhoBuddies resources  

  The Wonder of Discovery  

The Wonder of Discovery – Pollinators All Around 

NRCS offers a variety of posters that spotlight pollinators, including its newest, The Wonder of Discovery – Pollinators All Around. Kids can take time to discover all the bees, hummingbirds, bats, butterflies and more, showing why protection pollinators is important. 

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