The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is dedicated to furthering conservation education efforts throughout southwest Georgia by sponsoring events, contests, and student organizations that promote agricultural and environmental education.
The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors a grant for educators in the District's schools each year. The purpose of the grant is to provide funds for an educator to implement a new lesson or tool in the classroom to teach students about agriculture and/or natural resources.
Destination Ag is a program of ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture with the mission to be a dynamic educational program connecting students and teachers to the importance of agriculture and natural resources in their daily lives. Previously, the donor-funded program has only been available for on-site field trips for Berrien, Irwin, Tift, Cook, and Colquitt Counties. Now, a dynamic partnership between Destination Ag and the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District will expand the program into additional southwest Georgia counties, beginning with Dougherty County in 2019. (Photograph courtesy of Destination Ag)
Each year, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District partners with the Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education to bring wildlife to the classroom in local southwest Georgia schools. Schools are selected based on recommendations by local District Supervisors. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Over the last several years, the Flint District has sponsored outdoor classrooms for regional schools. These natural learning areas provide the school with a new approach to outdoor education and experiential learning.
NRCW is an exciting summer experience for high school students to learn about Georgia's diverse natural resources. The Flint River SWCD sponsors students within the District to attend the workshop each year, and also sponsors a $500 scholarship for a student to win during NRCW.
The Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the 2019 Soil Stewardship theme: "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper." Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 28 to May 5, 2019, and is a fun and educational learning experience for all students. The District sponsors a poster contest for 5th graders each year with cash prizes for winning students.
4H2O is a 3-day summer camp for elementary and middle school students in 4-H from counties across southwest Georgia. The District sponsors and participates in the event during the day at the UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park to teach students about agriculture, water, wildlife, and the Flint River.