We provide opportunities for local youth to learn about natural resource management within Latah County.
Youth Education and Volunteer Opportunities
Conservation Awareness Days
Every May we coordinate and host an all-day field trip for 5th and 6th graders in Latah County. Teachers bring their classes to Spring Valley Reservoir and spend the day visiting different stations where they investigate many aspects of conservation and natural resource management.
Volunteers from different agencies and professions share their experience and knowledge with the students in a hands-on setting.
Local Monarch Waystations
Russell Elementary Monarch Weighstation
Brenda Erhardt has worked with the following schools:
Moscow Charter School
Troy High School
Latah Soil and Water Conservation District works with schools in Latah County to create Certified Monarch Butterfly Waystations. These stations provide Milkweeds, nectar plants and shelter for Monarchs throughout their annual cycle of reproduction and migration.
Moscow Charter School Monarch Weightstation
Financial Support and Scholarships for Youth
We provide financial support for programs such as Idaho Ag in the Classroom, Envirothon, the Idaho State Forestry Contest, and the Idaho FFA Career Development events. We also provide assistance for students to participate in these events, as well as scholarships for students to attend Natural Resources Camp.
If you would like to spend some time in the field getting your hands dirty and learning about conservation work contact us about volunteer opportunities. We are happy to work with individuals, families, groups, and students of all ages.
Contact Katie Ludwig at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on volunteer opportunities or to request a classroom presentation or to learn more about ArtWalk 2019
Learning in the Classroom
We love to work directly with students and can give classroom presentations by request!
Art and Conservation
Latah SWCD is excited to be working with Moscow Charter School Students this year to participate in the annual ArtWalk in downtown Moscow. Students will be creating conservation related art to be displayed in front of the Federal Building on 5th Street.