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,  or by phone at  330-263-5376.  Please contact her to schedule a program or if you have any questions.

ATTENTION: Education Programs will be on HOLD from April 4th 2024  until April 29th 2024 as we prep for The Envirothon &  our Tree and Fish Sales.

The Wayne SWCD offers a variety of Educational Programs available, at no charge for any Wayne county school or club. Please click on the link for a description of each presentation. "Consider Conservation" - also a list of the programs available. 

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

April 8th 2024 

Solar Eclipse ~ Ohio! 

The Ohio Department of Education has created this page as a resource for educators and school administrators on logistics and curricular approaches to educating students and the community about the eclipse.

Did you know?  The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2099. 

ATTENTION  2nd & 3rd Grade Teachers!

Once again in 2024 ... we are giving away FREE tree seedlings to students in Wayne County.  These seedlings are 1st come, 1st serve. Limited quantities available.  Call us at 330-263-5376 to reserve yours!

Tree Sale pick up will be on a Wednesday this year! April 17th from noon-4:30 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.  NOTE!

 2024  Poster Contest Theme "May the Forest be with you always"  

Please visit the Poster Contest page for a complete list of details.

High school students with the help of a team adviser, 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.