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Education and public outreach are a priority for the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The Wayne SWCD provides free conservation education programs, displays and presentations to any Wayne County school or group.

The Wayne SWCD Education Specialist, Kelly Riley is available Monday through Thursday and can be reached by e-mail at kriley@wayneoh.org or by phone at (330)-262-2836 ext. 119.  Please contact her to schedule a program or if you have any questions.   

Envir-Orrville1_edited.JPGThe Wayne SWCD offers a variety of Educational Programs available, at no charge for any Wayne county school or club. Please clink on the link for a description of each presentation.

There are also a number of Teacher Trunks and Educational Kits available for loan. These trunks can help accentuate school lessons and make learning a lot more exciting!  Kelly has also researched and saved many differnent environmental topics and lessons, and has is happy to share them. Check out the Educational Resources page with a variety of subjects and lessons.

All area schools receive the Educational newsletter, called The Conquest,  twice a year. The newsletter includes program details, contest rules, workshop information, conservation education, and lists important dates for educators.

Teachers are also eligible to receive discounted tree seedlings for their students, and need to call in February to place their order. 

High school students with the help of a team advisor, can participate in a fun environmental education contest called the Envirothon. Wayne SWCD also helps host a county Land Judging Competition  every September with the help of local FFA teachers.

Each year the Wayne SWCD sponsors a Poster Contest for all grade level students in Wayne county. The theme changes every year in accordance to the national conservation theme.  The Wayne SWCD also honors an environmental Educator of the Year at our annual meeting for local teachers. We are always accepting nominations for the annual conservation educator of the year, so please feel free to nominate a deserving educator! 

In addition, many other adult and land owner educational opportunities are presented throughout the year. The Wayne SWCD is proud to display our efforts, the poster contest winners, and hold a guessing contest every year during  the Wayne County Fair at our Fair Building. For more education, please check the Landowner Assistance page for information on ponds, rain barrels, rain gardens, and other environmentally friendly ideas.