Environmental Education

Conservation Poster Contest
The Conservation Poster contest is open to grades K -12 with judging and awards in 5 age divisions.  Posters are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Conservation message
  • Visual effectiveness
  • Originality
  • Universal appeal
  • Individual artwork

The theme for the 2019-2020 Poster Contest is “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?”  Posters are due to the LCD office by December 31, 2019.

2020 Poster Contest Rules and Entry Form

Speaking Contest

Students in grades 5-12 can choose their own topic for the annual Conservation Speaking Contest.  Participants need to contact the LCD by December 1 of each year if they would like to participate in the speaking contest – our local contest date and location is scheduled to be convenient for the contestants.

2020 Speaking Contest Rules and Entry Form

School Presentations
Taylor County LCD staff enjoy visiting area schools and can provide information and activities on many topics.  Recent school visits have included presentations on pollinators, surface and groundwater quality, soil science and erosion, watersheds, native plants and wildflowers, invasive species identification and removal, stream invertebrates/aquatic ecology, and much more.  The LCD can also provide resources and presentations for adult groups.

Youth Education Committee
The Taylor County LCD staff serve on the Wisconsin Land+Water Conservation Association Youth Education Committee.  The committee organizes educational programs throughout the state. Programs include:

For more information on any of these programs, contact Karyn Eckert at 715-748-1469 or Karyn.eckert@co.taylor.wi.us