Environmental Education

  • Growing Up Wild: Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.
  • Project WET: Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues.
  • Project Wild:Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school.
  • Wonders of Wetlands:WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands is an instructional guide for educators that provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland activities, information, and ideas. WOW! includes: over 50 hands-on multidisciplinary activities in lessonplan format, extensive background information on wetlands, ideas for student action projects, and a wetlands resource guide.
  • Take a Walk:Take A Walk® books is an award-winning series of nature discovery books for kids, their families and teachers. Our series is designed to help readers discover nature in their own backyard, schoolyard, or local park.
  • No Student Left Indoors:No Student Left Indoors: Creating a Field Guide to Your Schoolyard is your opportunity to learn and teach about our planet by helping your students to create a field guide to your schoolyard.

    The Cameron County Conservation District offers a variety of environmental education to the traditional classroom and non-traditional group settings. The above curriculums are just a few District staff is trained in, either directly to the student or by offer facilitator trainings for teachers and educators.

    Wild About Nature Field Day

    After a Cameron County Conservation District Associate Board Member attended a conference on environmental education focusing on Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods", the District decided to make a very conscience effort to see that our local youth were getting outside, enjoying the outdoors and learning about our precious natural resources. In 2007, the first annual Wild About Nature Field Day was held. Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade spend a day each fall learing about the environment from District staff and our many partners, including DCNR: Bureau of Forestry, DCNR, State Parks, PA Game Commission, PA Fish and Boat Commission and many volunteers from the general community and business's. This program has been a great success and proud accomplishment of the District and our partners.