Students are invited to submit their original art and let us know why you love your Kentucky county! Deadline: Oct. 13, 2023.
All students in grades kindergarten through 8 are invited to share their artwork using the application form. Before you begin your application, please review the eligibility, guidelines, judging criteria and deadline information.
Please visit HERE to download this year's learning resource and to find out more about the contests.
Each school's winning entries should be sent to your local conservation district by December 1, 2023.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2023 (now past)
The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Auxilliary are awarding three scholarships this year:
➳ KACD: Betty Barrick Scholarship, $1,000, 25+yrs old pursuing an undergraduate degree in agriculture or natural resources (KY-wide).
➳ KACD: George Grafton Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, high school senior enrolled in college, intending to major in agriculture or natural resources (KY-wide).
➳ KACD: Natural Resources Scholarship, $1,000, enrolled college student w/ declared major in agriculture or natural resources (KY-wide).
DEADLINE: May 1, 2023 (now past)
The Woodford County Conservation District awards two annual college scholarships in the amount of $3,000.00 and $2,000.00 to graduating seniors who are residents of Woodford County.
❧ Natural Resources Scholarship, $1,500 per semester for one year, high school senior enrolled in college/university or technical college w/ 3.0 GPA demonstrating financial need, intending to major in agriculture or natural resources (Woodford County residents only).
❧ Community/Technical/Trade School Scholarship, $1,000 per semester for one year, student enrolled or planning to enroll in a KY community or trade school w/ 2.5 GPA demonstrating financial need, intending to major in agriculture or related trade (Woodford County residents only).
Community Environmental Grants
DEADLINE: March 20, 2023 (now past)
The Woodford County Conservation District offers the opportunity to apply for Environmental Education Community Non-School Grants on a limited basis. Up to $500 grants will be awarded. For more information about Environmental Education Non-School Grant, click on the application link below.
Teacher Donation Program
DEADLINE: March 20, 2023 (now past)
The Woodford County Conservation District assists with monetary support for environmental projects for teachers who want to have a special project for their students. The Conservation District does this through our Teacher Donation Program. To apply for the Teacher Donation Program, click on the application link below.
Educators - Get in touch!
If you are an educator or EE facilitator in Woodford County...
If you are a parent interested in bolstering EE in Woodford County...
If you're an environment advocate and want to see more EE in our area...
Take 2 seconds to flag your interest in the following:
KAEE events (Outdoor Learning Symposium, Foundations in Teaching EE, Climate Education Workshop, EE Bootcamp, KAEE Conference)
Dept. of AG Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC) visit to your school
Jim Claypool Art & Writing Contest
Outdoor Teacher Training - Woodford County
Opportunities to get involved
Do You Know A Young Person Who Loves The Outdoors?
In our Environmental Education efforts, we are interested in launching our very own
Junior Conservation Board
For Outdoorsy Young Adults! Age: 13 - 18 years old
If you know a young person aged 13-18, who would like to be involved in their community, with the promise of outdoor projects, fun experiences, and ongoing environmental learning, SIGN UP NOW!
You'll get to join in with:
Twilight Festival Apple Dunk
Fall Pumpkin Collection and SMASH Contest
Holiday Lights Recycling
Christmas Tree Recycling
Annual Earth Day Tree Seedling Giveaway
Spring Fling Awards
Research projects of our own design
Community cleanup days
Farmer's Market BBQ cook-outs