Redwood Soil & Water Conservation District offers a variety of educational programs and presentations for all of Redwood County. Redwood SWCD also has a number of books and videos, which may be used by schools or organizations.
Redwood SWCD sponsors 2 schools in the county each year. Please follow the link for more info.
Environmental Fair (no information available)
The schools in Southwest Minnesota are provided an opportunity to send their 6th-grade students to a day-long educational opportunity.
The Environmental Fair is an arrangement of several different sessions devoted to ecology, soils, wildlife, and vegetation associated with Southwestern Minnesota.
The 2020 Environmental Fair will be held at the Lake Shetek Lutheran Bible Camp on September 22 & 23, 2020.
Redwood SWCD provides a number of classroom presentations on a wide variety of topics to students in Redwood County schools. One of the favorites of the teachers and students is the presentation utilizing the district’s groundwater model that addresses water quality. The dye is used to show how “pollutants” travel to wells and into our surface water. It is typically presented to fifth-grade students in the spring. As part of the presentation, the students view “The Journey of the Blob”. It shows how when you pollute water and send it downstream, you may get it back.
Presentations can be developed upon request or tailored to fit classrooms of any age.