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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 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, 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*** 



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


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 2023 graduating senior or a graduate that attended an Ottawa County high school.

  • Enrolled for Fall 2023 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 2022-2023 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 2023.


Deadline to apply: March 31, 2023

Scholarship recipient announced: During National Stewardship Week: April 30 - May 7, 2023


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 2023 Ag Breakfast took place on March 17th at the St. John's church in Oak Harbor.  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. Congrats to Brayden Hayes and Gracie Sprague, our 2023 Ag Breakfast Scholarship Winners!!!  For more information about our Ag Scholarship, please call OSU Extension at  419-898-3631.  Contact the Ottawa SWCD office or any board member to get your tickets today!!

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