Pulaski Conservation District places a high priority on fostering conservation education, particularly efforts aimed at enhancing knowledge of and concern for environmental and conservation issues among Pulaski County's youth. The District has sponsored many youth education activities, some of which are annual events, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders. Below is information on the District's education activities, educational materials available to teachers and parents, and a list of online resources for youth environmental education. If you have questions, need materials or would like to schedule a school visit, please contact district manager, Katrina King.
School & Classroom Outreach
Pulaski Conservation District and NRCS personnel are available to give presentations or host booths on a wide range of conservation topics. Subjects include (but are not limited to) soil and water conservation, water quality, soil health, the water cycle, pollinators, watersheds, backyard (suburban) conservation, and farming. We have appropriate activities and materials for all ages, including a "dirt cake" activity/presentation for elementary students. Please contact us at our office for more information or to schedule a school visit.
Conservation Poster Contest
Pulaski Conservation District holds an annual conservation poster contest for kindergarten-twelfth grade students in Pulaski County. The District contest is part of the National Conservation Poster Contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and its auxiliary. Students are given the opportunity to convey their thoughts through art about the contest's natural resources theme, which changes annually. District level winners progress to the state and often national contests, with monetary awards at each level. Students compete in five different age groups based on their grade level.
2017 poster contest entry forms and materials are now available! NACD's current theme is "Healthy Soils Are Full Of Life". All posters must follow this theme to be eligible, so please review the contest rules. Entries should be turned in to PCD's office by October 31, 2017. Click on the buttons below to download forms and other helpful materials. If you have questions about the contest, please contact our district manager Katrina King.
Each year, Pulaski Conservation District helps support the Central Area and State Envirothon contests, a program that helps develop environmental leadership at the high school level. Teams are usually sponsored by a high school, but also can be sponsored by a homeschool group or other interested organization. Teams study for and compete in five topic areas: soils & land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue that changes each year. Curriculum, materials, and subject experts are available for training purposes. Arkansas holds its area and state competitions in October & November, with the National Envirothon held the following summer. Contact Katrina King at the district office for more information on starting an Envirothon team in Pulaski County.
Pulaski Conservation District has a number of educational resources available at our office free to teachers, schools, civic groups, and the public. We have a wide range of materials covering different topics and ages, from posters to activity books and beyond. Below is a small sample of the some of the resources available.