Education

 

Environmental Education

Soil ProfilesKS&WCD works with local schools to educate students about conservation, agriculture, and soils.

Every fall we work withSoil auguring 4th graders from throughout the county on their field trip to Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge to learn about soil. They do hands on experiments to determine soil type, get to try soil auguring, and make a candy replica of a soil profile.

In Soil lessonthe spring we work with the same group of students to educate them about conserving soil and protecting water quality on farm fields at Turners Creek.

For more pictures see our Facebook Page

Envirothon

2015 envirothon

A team of 5 students represent Kent in a competition against other counties in Maryland to show their knowledge of natural resources including soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and other environmental issues.  The winning team in Maryland competes in a national competition. The soil conservation districts help the students train and study for the event.

The Eastern Shore Regional Envirothon training day will be Tuesday April 4th at Martinak State Park and the competition will be Tuesday April 11th  at Tuckahoe State Park. The State Competition this year will be held on June 15-16 at Camp Pecometh in Queen Anne’s County. This year Maryland is hosting the National Envirothon Competition which will be held July 23-39 at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. The 5th issue topic this year is Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.

Scholarships

Daniel Parent being presented the 2017 Scholarship by the KSWCD board

If you are a senior at Kent County High School you can apply for a scholarship for college or trade school of up to $1000. See your guidance councilor this April for details. Scholarships sponsored by KSWCD and Andelot Farms.


Activities/ Lessons

Are you an educator? Check out our compilation of lessons for students of all ages. We also do lessons in the classroom- contact Jenny Lee at 410-778-5150×3293 to set up a classroom visit.

Coloring: Farm Animals
Coloring: Logo
Whats Different: Farm Animalseasy
Word Find: Farm AnimalseasyAnswers
Double Puzzle: FarmeasyAnswers
Crossword: FarmingmediumAnswers
Word Find: Fruits and VeggiesmediumAnswers
Crossword: ConservationhardAnswers
Crossword: Kent CountyhardAnswers
122 Speer Rd, Suite 4, Chestertown, MD 21620   (410)778-5150x3