Environmental Education

All Environmental Education Programs are free to all school and community groups in Ottawa County. ​

School programs meet State Standards and can be adjusted based on age and interest. Examples of programs provided to groups and schools include Soil to Spoon, Owls, Lake in a bag, Canoing, Water Quality and so much more! 


Ottawa SWCD also offers many public programs! Throughout the year you will see information about Day on the Wildside, AG Community Breakfast, Women in Conservation and more. 

To request or schedule a program contact Environmental Educator, Becky Simpson at 419-898-1595 or becky.simpson@ottawaswcd.com

Annual Programs

Day on the Wildside!


This exciting event is for youth in 5th-8th grade. Join us every July at the Winous Point Hunt Club for fishing, shooting, archery, bird banding and more. Lunch provided, Cost $20 and includes a tshirt. To be placed on our mailing list for this event, contact Becky Simpson, Environmental Educator, at 419-898-1595 or becky.simpson@ottawaswcd.com

​Women in Conservation


2021 Schedule: Full program information and Registration Form

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Ag Breakfast


2021 Full details and Invitation


To celebrate agriculture and honor our local  producers, the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, OSU Extension, and various sponsors are hosting an Agriculture Community Breakfast.

This year we will be having breakfast at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on March 19th! Join us for a drive-it-yourself tour of the Wildlife Refuge. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge visitors center off of St. Rt. 2. The cost to attend the event is $5.00. All proceeds go back into the community through scholarships that will be awarded to High School students residing in Ottawa County who are going into agriculture, wildlife, forestry or soil and water fields. No refunds will be given. For more information about our Ag Scholarship, please call OSU Extension at  419-898-3631.