Education and Training



Popo Agie Conservation District: Education and Training
Education is one of the main services we offer at the Popo Agie Conservation District. We can come to your classroom and teach or provide you with resources to utilize yourself. We have those really cool rubber animal tracks, rock and mineral collections, CDs, games, and more. You really need to stop in and take a look at all of the things available at your local conservation district office.

          Click on these links to see what classes PACD offers

                     2nd grade                   3rd grade                  4th grade               5th grade            6th grade


Barnyards and Backyards
The Popo Agie Conservation District hosts two to three Barnyard and Backyard workshop events each year. These workshops are designed to address interests of the small acreage landowner or backyard enthusiast. B&B workshops are for you if you have questions on pasture management to landscaping, livestock to wildlife, patio gardens to producing for the local farmer’s market.

The best way to know what is being offered is to subscribe to our newsletter and check out the Current Events box on the home page of our website.




Natural Resource Education in the Classroom
The Popo Agie Conservation District offers many natural resource education activities for local schools and youth groups. PACD education programs include the Enviroscape, water conservation, soil erosion, tree identification, and much more. District staff utilizes Wyoming Ag in the Classroom Tool Chests, Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, as well as several other sources to provide engaging activities for students which fit current education standards in Wyoming.

PACD has many educational resources available at our office that can be checked out for your use. The links below list what we have available. If you are interested in any of our educational resources call 332-3114 or stop in our office at 221 S. 2nd Street in Lander.



Annual World Water Monitoring Day
PACD staff leads local field studies each year in recognition of World Water Monitoring Day. Nearly 250 local students participate by collecting scientific water quality data in the Popo Agie and Little Wind River watersheds. Students use test kits to collect samples and then test for pH, dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and turbidity. They also collect and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates. The student’s data is included on an internet database for each monitored site. Several sites in the area now have several years of water quality data!





Ag Expo
Each year, the Lander Valley Cattlewomen sponsor an Ag Expo event in order to transport local area elementary students into the world of agriculture. PACD enjoys this opportunity to educate students about the importance of soils as a natural resource.  Sally Soil explains that most of our food comes from soil so we need to take care of it.

Here Sally Soil is showing the kids a fresh batch of soil from her soils kitchen.





Annual Soil & Water Stewardship Week Poster Contest
Soil and Water Stewardship Week is a national event at the end of April each year. The Popo Agie Conservation District offers students the opportunity to participate by hosting a poster contest. The national organization emphasizes a theme each year and the students use their artistic abilities to create posters to convey the theme message. The PACD Board of Supervisors choose the winners and award those students cash prizes.

2013 first place posters for 5th grade and high school.



Adopt-A-Tree Program
In celebration of Arbor Day and Soil and Water Stewardship Week, PACD sponsors the annual Adopt-A-Tree Program. The program presents seedling trees to students at area elementary schools. The students learn the importance of trees for humans and the environment with interactive discussions and activities. The students also learn proper planting and care for their newly-adopted trees. Approximately 230 seedlings are adopted every year!

Outdoor Education Day
Outdoor Education Day is just that! It’s a time for the area 4th grade students to be educated on outdoor things that surround us here in the Lander area. Topics include how to read a map and compass; identifying plants, birds, fish, and animals; weather; safety when hiking – to mention a few. This is a great program that combines learning with lots of fun.


Composter Cost Share Form


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