Environmental Education


The Nash Soil and Water Conservation District provides environmental education presentations, hands-on activities, contests, a learning library, and agency assistance to groups of all ages. Our programs are designed to increase awareness and knowledge that result in understanding and commitment to ensure stewardship of the earth’s environment and natural resources.


The Envirothon is a contest for teams of middle and high school students covering the areas of aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils, and wildlife. Local teams compete at the Area IV Environthon for a chance to compete at the NC Envirothon. The top team from North Carolina advances to the National Envirothon.
For more information, please call the office at 252-459-4116 ext. 3.

Ecology Field Days

Ecology Field Days have been held annually since 1972. Ecology Field Days introduces youth to natural resource conservation and features hands-on learning stations dedicated to conservation,soils, aquatics and wildlife, and forestry. This week long program is held in the fall and is currently offered to Nash County third grade students.


The Nash Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors the local poster, essay, and public speaking contest each year. The theme for these contests change each year. Information and rules regarding the contests are sent to the schools each year.

Resource Conservation Workshop

The Resource Conservation Workshop (RCW) is a week-long intensive study and hands-on conservation workshop that requires student application and participation in a wide range of conservation topics. The workshop is held each June at North Carolina State University. The workshop is for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. If interested in attending please contact our office for more information.