Conservation Education Program
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The first step toward conserving natural resources is to better understand them!
Learning about our environment helps us change the way we see the world and empowers us to protect it.
We educate the public about our shared resources and encourage people to conserve them through a variety of practices and individual actions.
We help our community form a personal connection with the Tualatin River watershed with the hope that they will share that appreciation with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others.
How we can help:
- Attend a workshop
We host workshops on a variety of topics: pollinators, water conservation, invasive species, cover crops, mud and manure management, farmland preservation, and many others.Find a Workshop
- Attend a local event
We connect with our community at local events. We bring resources, games, and our friendly staff to farmers markets, street fairs, plant sales, and more. We also give presentations for community groups upon request.Come See Us
- Browse our media
We have a virtual library of free educational resources where you can find workshop recordings, curriculum materials, and fact sheets.Check out our Virtual Library
- Inspire a classroom
We sponsor an Agriculture in the Classroom coordinator dedicated to working with Washington County teachers and students. This program provides classroom visits, school garden consultations, and volunteer opportunities. There’s even a lending library located at the Tualatin SWCD office!Agriculture in the Classroom
Financial support for conservation education:
We can help you with a Conservation Education Grant. Examples of projects eligible for this grant include curriculum development, field-based learning opportunities, and environmental workforce development programs.