TEACHING RESOURCES, RENTALS, TRAVELING PROGRAMS
MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER
Mobile education on the water cycle, erosion and deposition in streams, soil and sediment pollution, wetlands, wildlife, and plants, reptiles and amphibians, Pennsylvania’s geologic history, and Conservation District services. Available for schools, youth organizations, workshops, and community events.
The EnviroScape is a 3D model of a watershed used to demonstrate how point and non-point source pollution gets into our waterways. This close-up hands-on activity works best with small groups and is a great way to introduce students to water quality and pollution concepts they can find in their own communities.
URBAN WILDLIFE KIT
8 scat casts
8 track casts
inventory guide binder
OTHER ENVIROTHON TRAINING MATERIALS
The annual Envirothon competition is not just a written exam of students’ knowledge of environmental topics but includes hands-on investigations too. The Conservation District has gathered together items to help teams study for this hands-on portion of the competition. Study aids can be borrowed for one– or two-week intervals by Envirothon coaches preparing for competition. (Shorter intervals apply to the month prior to the event.)
The annual Envirothon occurs in spring and most teams study over the winter. Teachers not involved in coaching Envirothon teams are welcome to borrow study aids outside during the rest of the year.
Wetland Word Searches and Outdoor Scavenger Hunts.
Wildlife coloring book – courtesy of the PA Game Commission
Wetlands Curriculum Guide for 5th – 8th Grades – a Friends of the National Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo Publication
Check out the resources provided by these partnership agencies for more educational resources and opportunities for youth and schools…
PA Game Commission Resources for Educators: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Education/ForEducators/Pages/default.aspx
PA Fish & Boat Commission Resources for Educators: https://www.fishandboat.com/LearningCenter/Pages/Educators.aspx
PA Fish & Boat Commission Youth Programs: https://www.fishandboat.com/LearningCenter/StudentsKids/Pages/default.aspx
PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources Conservation Education Opportunities: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Education/Pages/default.aspx
PennState Extension Beaver County 4-H Information: https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h/counties/beaver
The Atlas of Common Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Eastern North America: https://www.macroinvertebrates.org/