Youth Education

Programs & Events

Besides the capsules, we also have environmental education programs:
  • Farm Field Days
  • Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE)
  • Arbor Days
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Farm Field Days 
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About Farm Field Days
Fourth grade students rotate through seven barns, with each barn highlighting an aspect of life on the farm using hands-on lessons. These demonstrations are geared to meet Virginia SOL measures. Farm Field Days is a fun and engaging hands-on approach to teaching students about the agricultural world around them, and opening their eyes to the importance of protecting our natural resources.

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE)
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This Virginia Standards of Learning based program is for third grade students to promote stewardship in the context of one's neighborhood and community. Carefully selected experiences, driven by academic learning standards engendering discovery and wonder, and nurturing a sense of community will further connect students with the watershed and help reinforce an ethic of responsible citizenship.

The programs are conducted by District directors, associate directors, staff, and awesome volunteers. It is held annually in the spring and fall. Training is provided, no rocket science involved. Contact Pam Popovich at mwee@pwswcd.org for more information or to volunteer.

Arbor Day
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Every Spring, a school is selected to host an Arbor Day Ceremony! The District assists with organizing the ceremony, supplying a tree, and providing a board member to attend the ceremony. Native trees are carefully chosen based on the request from the school and the type of soils where the tree will be planted.