Educational Resources

 

If you would like to schedule a program, check out any educational materials, or have any questions regarding our Education Program, please contact Clinch Valley SWCD Education Specialist, Hannah Rexrode

Envirothon

The Virginia Dominion Energy Envirothon is a team-based natural resources competition for high school students.  Students who participate learn stewardship and management concepts and work to solve real-world environmental problems.  The program is field-oriented, community-based and gives students an opportunity to work with natural resource professionals.  Click Here for a video overview of the Dominion Energy Envirothon competition!

 Our Conservation Capsules

Grade
Lesson Title
VA Science SOL Addressed
Pre KIs your Mama A Llama?X
Pre KPumpkinsK.4, K.6
Pre KEstivation BoxX
Pre KApple Life CycleK.4, K.6, 1.4
Pre K – 1Reduce, Reuse, RecycleK.11, 1.8
PreK -2Tops or Bottoms:
A Lesson On Vegetables
1.4
PreK -2Butterfly Life CycleK.6, 1.5, 2.4
PreK -3Honey Bee Puppet Show4.4
Prek -3Soil Babies3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10
KExploring Your
Senses Within Ecosystems
K.2
KIn a Nut ShellK.9
K-2Matter: Solids, Liquids, GassesK.5, 1.3, 2.3
K- 3Rain Gardens1.7, 2.6, 2.8, 3.7, 3.8
K-6 Bird MigrationX
K- Adults Who Polluted the RiverK.5, 1.8, 2.8, 3.8,
4.5, 5.7, 6.5, LS12, ES7
K- Adults BatsK.6, 1.5, 2.4, 2.5, 3.5, 3.6, 4.3, 5.5, LS.8
1Motion1.2
1Animals & Their Habitats w/Henry Heron1.5, 1.7, 1.8
1A Tree of Seasons1.7
1 – 2Matter w/ Oobleck1.3   2.3
1 – 2Animal Behaviors
and Seasonal Changes
1.7  2.7
1 – 2Soy Boys and Girls2.8
1 – 2Beyond the Beef1.5, 1.8, 2.5
1- 4Its Got to Come From Somewhere1.8   2.8
3.10   3.11   4.8
1 – AdultStorm Water Limbo1.8, 2.5, 3.6,
3.10, 4.5, 4.8, 5.7, 6.5
1 – AdultCooking Up Trouble1.8, 2.8, 3.10,
4.5, 4.8, 5.7, 6.7, LS12
2Magnets2.2
2Life Cycle of a Frog2.4
2 – 3Understanding Economic Resources1.8  2.8
3.10  4.9  
3Living Systems3.5  3.6
3 – 6 Clean Up The Wetlands3.1  3.10
4.5  4.9  6.7  
3 – 6Barges and Their “Huge” Impact3.10,4.5, 4.9,
5.7, 6.1, 6.5, 6.7, 6.9
3 – 6A Land Fill Is No Dump3.1  3.10
3.11  4.1  4.8
5.1  6.9
3 – 6Incredible Journey3.3, 3.9, 3.10,
4,9, 5.4, 6.5
3 – 6Scout ProgramsX
3 – 6Luscious Layered Landfill and  the Anatomy of a Landfill3.1  3.11
4.1  4.8  5.7
6.5  6.7  6.9
3 – 6Soil Profile Tubes3.7 and 4.8
3 – 6 Soil Erosion Demos3.7, 3.10, 4.8,
5.7e, 6.5c
4Virginia Soils4.9
4Jamestown CrittersVS.3, Lang(4.1,
4.2, 4.3), 4.5, 4.8  4.9
4Natural Resources –                 Forest Powerpoint4.8
4Natural Resources –                      Soil Powerpoint4.9
4 – AdultsThe Tragedy of the Commons4.5f, 4.9, 5.7g,
6.9, ES6, EPF1,8,9
5Natural Resources –                 Ocean Powerpoint5.6
5 – 8Owl Pellets5.5, LS.3, LS.4,
LS.5
5 – 8Energy/Plasma Ball5.1h, 5.2a,
5.2b, 5.3a, 5.4a, 5.4c
6Natural Resources –           Watershed Powerpoint6.5  6.7
6.9
7How Long Will It Be ThereLS.1, LS. 10,
LS. 11
7Natural Resources –          Ecosystems PowerpointLS. 7, LS.9,
LS.10, LS. 11, LS.12
9Advanced Topo LessonsEarth Science 1
9 – 12Envirothon TeamES.1, ES.4,
ES.5, ES.6, ES.8, ES.9
9 – 12Jeopardy6.7, 6.9, LS.6,
LS.8, LS.10, LS.10, LS.11, LS.13, ES.6, ES.8
All gradesWater Testing4.5, 5.1, 5.5,
6.5, 6.7, 6.9
All gradesWater Monitoring/                  Stream Monitoring4.5, 5.1, 5.5,
6.5, 6.7, 6.9
All gradesSave Our Streams Monitoring4.5, 5.1, 5.5,
6.5, 6.7, 6.9
All gradesEnviroscape 6.5, 6.7, 6.9
All gradesRain Barrel WorkshopX
All gradesStream Ecology/Kids in the Creek4.5, 5.1, 5.5,
6.5, 6.7, 6.9

Recommended External Resources

EPA for Schools

Weather Wiz Kids

National Wildlife Federation

NACD Conservation Hub

Envirothon

Augmented Reality Sand Table.  Yep, we built one!

Russell County Agriculture


Scholarship Opportunities

Clinch Valley SWCD is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to any Russell County senior/first year college student majoring in an Environmental or Agricultural Discipline. Check in with us to see any Scholarship Opportunities!