Education Products & Programs

The services of the Davidson Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are available to you at no cost. The following list are ways the District personnel are available to assist citizens in conservation and environmental education:

  • Activities and materials are provided on topics related to natural resource information, conservation and the environment.
    • Resource materials available are booklets, videos, slide sets, etc.
    • We are available to conduct classroom presentations and presentations to civic groups relating to environmental, conservation, and natural resource topics.
    • Environmental educational materials and activities are available in our office.
    • Envirothon competitions for 5th grade through 12th grade students to learn about aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils, and wildlife.
    • Poster and essay contests for 6th grade students in areas concerning natural resource conservation.
  • Soils Interpretations, Soil Test Kits, and Soil Conservation: Provide soils information on soil suitability for farming, forestry, and any other major land use.

  • Topographic and soils maps are available in our office.
    • Aerial photography dating from 1936 to 1981 are available in our office.
  • Field activities, farm tours, and field tours are conducted by the District.
    • Provide recommendations on controlling erosion around homes, businesses, urban settings, and agricultural land.
    • Provide assistance in solving drainage and runoff problems, establishing vegetation and general land use needs.
  • Annual Summer Environmental Science Day Camp available for 6th grade through 12 grade students.
  • Project Food, Land and People: A resource guide with activities for educators and students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment, and people of the world.