Youth Education

Youth Education

The Benton Soil & Water Conservation District is committed to serving the youth and educators of Benton County. To this end, we participate in and offer a variety of programs and resources including:

  • Salmon Watch

    BSWCD coordinates Salmon Watch field trips for Benton County Schools. Our goal is to get all fifth graders out on a Salmon Watch field trip each fall. Salmon Watch information can be found at the Linn Benton Salmon Watch website.

  • Educational Activities

    Lessons that we have created and tested and are happy to share with you.

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  • Supplies and Equipment

    Supplies and equipment are available for you to borrow. Ask us about using the weed wrenches, curriculum guides, soil tunnel, soil testing equipment and more!

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  • Conservation Education Grants

    Conservation Education Grants for formal and non-formal educators working in Benton County.

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  • Student Mentoring

    BSWCD staff occasionally mentor K-12 students working on senior projects or other community service efforts related to natural resources or outreach. Contact us to find out more.

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  • Internships and Student Projects

    We occasionally create internships for students interested in pursuing careers in outreach, environmental education and natural resources conservation.

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Related Blog Posts

elementary students at the February 2018 Family STEM Night
Bilingual Family STEAM Night
Heath Keirstead | December 30, 2021

As part of an effort to make our programming accessible and relevant to the growing Latino population, in 2018 we partnered with Lincoln School and the OSU Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) undergraduate club to develop a Bilingual Family STEM Night – a first for our area.

Prairie Soils for Sustainable Restoration
Teresa Matteson | April 8, 2021

Can information from the soil explain why some prairie restoration efforts are more successful than others? In 2016, the Prairie Soils for Sustainable Restoration project set out to find the answer, thanks to funding from Oregon Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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