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Conservation Education

Environmental Awareness Day

On, May 1st Old Hickory Lake Dam; May 3rd Cheatham Dam; & May 8th Percy priest. The Soil Conservation District took part in the Army Corps of Engineers' Environmental Awareness Day event. Over 400 hundred 4th grade students gathered at the lake to learn about the environment. The Soil Conservation District presented the Enviroscape Program Demonstrating pollution and erosion — and its prevention. Enviroscape makes the connection between what we do on earth and the environmental quality of the land and water. It helps children see how they can make a difference. The District’s other classes presented offered interactive educational activities to teach the students about Agriculture, Natural resources, our fresh-water streams and how to protect them.

Conservation & Agriculture Day at Local School

Conservation & Agriculture Day at Local School

The Soil Conservation District presented 4 classes to 110 students. The importance of Agriculture; the Enviroscape Program Demonstrating pollution and erosion; Rocks & Fossils; Animal Pelts & Water Aquatic Animals. The District provided interactive educational activities and booklets to each student.

for YOUTH...

Dig Deeper into the mysterious of soilEducation about the environment is a key to the survival of each person and the planet we live on. How we see and explain the use of our resources determine the future.

Youth educational publications with simple activities and worksheets are available. They help children learn and develop a sense of appreciation for the environment. Classroom instructions available upon request.

Students in a classroomWhat has a tree done for you? Trees provide erosion control; food and habitat for birds and animals; and provide wood for building material.

Educational program for the Neighborhood after school program at Kirkpatrick Elementary provided monthly.

Envirothon graphicThe Envirothon idea is simple -- combine the proven concepts of hands-on education with the excitement of a good competition and the fun of spending a day in the outdoors. The result is an effective educational tool which will help our state's schools to nurture environmentally aware students and meet the immediate need to teach more environmental education.

Essentially, the Envirothon is a series of hands-on contests in which teams of high school students complete to solve environmental problems. The event works much like an athletic competition, and the winners of that event get the chance to compete in the National Canon Envirothon.

The Envirothon encourages a constantly changing curriculum and helps to build strong ties between schools and the organizations that can help them teach a practical, interdisciplinary brand of environmental awareness.

By incorporating the Envirothon curriculum into classrooms, Conservation Districts across the nation are taking a notable lead in responding to the public school system's need for a strong, hands-on approach to environmental education. Partnering schools with your local Soil & Water Conservation District, and other environmentally concerned organizations, is a smart match.

2012 Results

The 2012 Central Basin Envirothon competition was held April 12th at the Wilson Co. Fairgrounds. Two teams each from Montgomery Bell Academy represented Davidson County in this year's competitions.

Winning first place and representing the Central Basin at the state competition was Team #1 from MBA. Team # 2 from MBA place 2nd .Riverdale placed 3rd. The state competition will be held May 1-2, 2012 at the 4-H center in Crossville, TN.

Backyard Conservation

The Envirothon team from Montgomery Bell Academy took home the trophy and 1st place in the recent regional Envirothon contest held at the Dickson County Saddle and Bridle Club, March 21, 2013. The teams were tested on their skills and knowledge of our natural resources in this contest sponsored by the Davidson Soil Conservation District &Davidson County Farm Bureau. The competition was divided into five categories: wildlife, forestry, soils, aquatics, and special category: sustainable rangeland management. The team will compete at the State Envirothon in Crossville on May 14-15, 2103. The Envirothon is a North America (US & Canada) contest that helps to promote greater awareness of natural resources and heighten students’ understanding of the interrelationship between plants, animals, humans, and the environment we share. The 2010 MBA team won state and represented TN at the North American Envirothon Competition.

for ADULTS...

Backyard Conservation BookInformation publications are to help inform the public of resource considerations and practices.

Unlock the Secrets in the Soil