Douglas County Water Festival
On September 29, 2017, Douglas County Conservation District, in cooperation with federal, state and local partners, hosted the Douglas County Water Festival at Clinton Lake. Be watching this space for the announcement of the 2018 Douglas County Water Festival. Area fifth-grade teachers will be able to register in August for this free event.
Click here to view the Teacher's Guide provided last year for resources and lesson plans. Click here for additional water science resources from the United States Geological Service.
Thanks to the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council, the Wakarusa Valley WRAPS (Watershed and Protection Strategy), and Frontier Farm Credit for partial funding of the 2017 Festival and to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for hosting the event.
One of our primary goals is to provide educational opportunities and information related to conservation and environmental education. Many of our lessons can be connected to the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition to the education kits mentioned here, we have files of other conservation activities that we can help develop into a program for your needs.
Water theme education kits include: All the Water in the World, Blue Bead, Incredible Journey, The Long Haul and What's In Your Water.
Soil themes include Soil Olympics and Edible Soil Profile.
Other Conservation topics include Luscious Layered Landfill, Landscape Scene Investigators and many more.
Education programs include use of the stream trailer, the earth balloon and the enviroscape model. Call our office for more information.
Contact Sue Ann Funk, DCCD education and outreach coordinator, for more information: (785) 843-4260 or Sue.Funk@ks.nacdnet.net
The new lecture series "Conservation Conversation" is held around Douglas County every other month and features a different topic each time. Sign up for the e-newsletter to receive announcements of upcoming presentations.