Conservation Education

Cabarrus County Soil and Water Conservation District provides various educational programs including:

  • Career Fairs
  • Environmental Education for Educators
  • Agribusiness, Conservation, Environmental Science School Days
  • Community Service Projects
  • Land Judging Career Development Event
  • NC Big Sweep Watershed Cleanup
  • Stewardship Week
  • Conservation Farm Family and Teacher of the Year

We also feature educational contests including:

  • Envirothon (middle and high school)
  • Essay Contest (6th grade)
  • Poster Contest (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade)
  • Public Speaking Contest (7th and 8th grade)
  • Computer Designed Slide Show Contest (6th grade)
  • Computer Designed Poster Contest (9th grade)

The District also participates in the Annual Resource Conservation Workshop in Raleigh, NC. The Workshop is a week of intensive study requiring focused student participation in a wide range of conservation topics. The workshop is for rising high school juniors and seniors on the NC State University campus. Classroom and field trips settings are used to discuss rural and urban conservation.

Additional information may be found in the NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation District's Contest Handbook.