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Environmental Education

POLLINATOR PATROL

Join our Woodford County-wide call to help "bee a friend" to our pollinators - they are SO IMPORTANT!

85%

of all plant species are pollinated by animals

2/3

of Earth's species are insects

40%

of insect species are in decline

Decline due to:
  • Habitat conversion for human use
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Biological factors
  • Climate change

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Photos

Fabulous photos from fun events!

Annual Earth Day Tree Giveaway

We had a fantastic tree giveaway! 2,800 trees were given away, with all but ~100 Buttonbush claimed within 2hrs! The remaining 500 trees purchased by WCCD with the generous help of WC Fiscal Court and KY Division of Forestry in collaboration with KY Assoc. of Conservation Districts - were distributed through community groups and classes.

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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

  • Teacher Donations

  • Scholarships

  • Opportunities to get involved

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Community Non-School Grants

DEADLINE: March 20, 2024

  

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.

 

Environmental Education Non-School Grant Application

Teacher Donation Program

DEADLINE: March 20, 2024

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 for funding up to $500 per project, click on the application link below.

Teacher Donation Application

Scholarships

Deadline now passed - look toward 2025

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).

The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Auxilliary awarded 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).

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