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Environmental Education

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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

    The 2023 Day on the Wildside is Full!!

 

This exciting event for youth in 5th-8th grade is taking place on July 27th,  at the  Winous Point Hunt Club in Port Clinton.  Throughout the day, participants engage in fishing, shooting, archery, bird banding and more in a fun and safe environment. Cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt and lunch.  Contact Becky Simpson, Environmental Educator, at 419-898-1595 or becky.simpson@ottawaswcd.com, if you have any questions about the event, or would like to be placed on a mailing list to receive updates on next year's event!!

​Women in Conservation 

 

The Women in Conservation Workshop series takes place the third Wednesday of the month from April through September.  The goal of these events is to provide an opportunity for Women to learn about our natural and environmental  opportunities in a fun and save environment.  Each Workshop starts at 5:30 with a dinner and then then program begins at 6:00 p.m.

We are now taking reservations for the 2023 Women in Conservation Workshop Series!!! 

To learn more about each of the six workshops being offered in 2023, click on the brochure HERE.  

There are 2 ways to register for a workshop.  To Register, you can:

1.Clink on the link below to register for any workshop

2. Visit our office at 240 W. Lake St., Unit B, Oak Harbor 

 

***New this year, we will not be accepting mail in registration forms*** 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE!!!

 

If you would like to be placed on an email list to receive future updates on these workshops, please contact Becky Simpson, Environmental Educator at 419-898-1595 or becky.simpson@ottawaswcd.com

 

Agricultural & Natural Resource Scholarship

 

The Ottawa SWCD will be awarding One (1) $500 scholarship to an Ottawa County Student who is pursuing education beyond high school in an Agriculture or Natural Resource field;

Minimum Requirements:

  • Either a 2024 graduating senior or a graduate that attended an Ottawa County high school.

  • Enrolled for Fall 2024 as a full time student at a 2 or 4 year accredited college, technical school or university.

  • Pursuing a degree in agriculture, natural resources or a related field.

Conditions of Scholarship:

The Ottawa SWCD will award one (1) five hundred dollar ($500) college scholarship to an Ottawa County graduating senior for the 2023-2024 academic year, or a past graduate.  The scholarship award will be processed through the School's scholarship office and will be available to the student in August 2024.

Dates:

Deadline to apply: March 29, 2024

Scholarship recipient announced: During National Stewardship Week: April 29 - May 3, 2024

To Apply: CLICK HERE

Ag Breakfast

To celebrate agriculture and honor our local producers, local Ag Agencies and sponsors celebrated National Agriculture Week by hosting an Agriculture Community Breakfast.  The 2024 Breakfast will be held on Friday, March 15th, at 8:00 a.m. at St John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor.   The cost for the all-you-can-eat scrambled egg, pancake and sausage breakfast is only $5.00.   The event is not just for the agricultural community, but open to all individuals and businesses that eat meat, fruit, vegetables and bread – items grown by farmers!

The presenter for the event is Quintin Smith, owner of Gideon Owen Winery. He will talk about the amazing history of the former Mon Ami Winery as well on the past and present of agriculture and wine making on Catawba Island.

Proceeds from the breakfast go back into the agricultural community through various scholarships.   For more information about our scholarship, please call OSU Extension at 419-898-3631.  For tickets can now be purchased online by clicking the link below,  or contacting the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (419) 898-1595. 

ORDER TICKETS

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