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EnviroScape Demonstrations
Using a three dimensional EnviroScape Model, The Conservation District,can illustrate residential, recreational, agricultural, industrical and transporation areas - all representing possible sources of nonpoint source water pollution. Students learn by using chemicals (kool-aide drink mix) and loose soil (cocoa powder) throughout a typical community to see how their actions and those of others may affect our water quality. Best managment practices can also be illustrated. Felt buffer strips as vegetation, clay to create berms andother methods to show conservtion and water pollution prevention measures at work.

The EnviroScape demonstration is a great educational tool for students of all ages. If you are intrested in having a district representative come and give an EnviroScape demonstration to your group or class, please call Merry Floyd at (803) 435-2612 xt 101.


Essay Contest
An Annual writing competition for 5th - 8th grade students in Clarendon County. The topic varies form year to year and usually ranges from the conservation subjects of soil, water, forestry, and wildlife. Prizes are $30 for 1st place, $20 for 2nd place, and $15 for 3rd place. Students only compete within their grade level.


2017 Conservation District Essay Contest
Topic: All About Ecosystems
Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017



Poster Contest
An annual contest for Kindergarten - 12th grade students attending public and private schools in Clarendon County. There are two categories for the contest.
Category 1: K-3, Posters should be a class/group effort. Winning classes will receive an ice cream party on a day designated by the teacher.
Category 2: 4-12, Posters should be created by an individual student rather than a class or group. There will be a 1st place winner at each grade level. Winners will receive a cash prize and a certificate on a day designated by the teacher.

2017 Conservation
Poster Contest
Theme: Healthy Soils Are Full Of Life
Deadline: April 21, 2017

Farm-City Coloring Contest
An annual Coloring Contest for Kindergarten- 3rd grade students in Clarendon County. The conservation district started this contest in an effort ot spread the Farm-City message to the younger children of the county.The district hopes that teachers will take the opportunity to speak with their students about the improtance of farms and cities working together to provide food for our community. Each winner will receive a Farm-City prize pack. (Prize pack includes crayons, markers, coloring book, puzzle, and other goodies.)

Farm-City Scarecrow Contest
The scarecrow contest was introduced in 2009 to all students in grades 3-8 attending school in Clarendon County. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for each grade level. Winners will receive a cash prize and a certificate. There are two categories.
Category 1: Students will create a scarecrow by either drawing, coloring, or creating a poster or a collage.
Category 2: Students will create a freestanding scarecrow out of recycled materials. The freestanding scarecrow must not be taller than 20".



Arbor Day Poetry Contest
An annual Arbor Day competition for Kindergarten - 8th grade students in Clarendon County. There will be a first place county winner named for each grade level.
Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Arbor Day in South Carolina is the first Friday in December because this is when the climate is suitable for planting trees.



Conservation District Scholarship

The Conservation District Scholarship was introduced by the district for Clarendon County High School graduates choosing an agricultural or environmental related field of study as their college major. The District will begin accepting applciations for scholarships in January of the year the student will graduate. Scholarships will be awarded by June of the graduation year. Scholarship deadlines will vary by year and will be clearly marked on the scholarship application packet.


Guidelines
(pdf documents)

ESSAY
POSTER
COLORING
SCARECROW
POETRY
SCHOLARSHIP


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