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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

Annual Programs

Day on the Wildside!     The 2022 Day on the Wildside event is FULL!!


This exciting event for youth in 5th-8th grade is held 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.  Registration fills up fast, so don't wait!!  Limit to only 60 participants.  To be placed on the mailing list for future events, or if you have any questions,  contact Becky Simpson, Environmental Educator, at 419-898-1595 or

​Women in Conservation


The 2022 Women in Conservation series is now FULL!!!   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

Agricultural & Natural Resource Scholarship - Complete for 2022


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 2022 graduating senior or a graduate that attended an Ottawa County high school.

  • Enrolled for Fall 2022 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 2021-2022 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 2022.


Deadline to apply: April 1, 2022

Scholarship recipient announced: During National Stewardship Week: April 24 - May 1, 2022


Ag Breakfast


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 host an Agriculture Community Breakfast.

The 2022 Ag Breakfast took place on March 25th at the St. John's church in Oak Harbor.  We had over 130 landowners attend the event.  The cost to attend the event is $5.00 and reservations are required. 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. For more information about our Ag Scholarship, please call OSU Extension at  419-898-3631. 

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