Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state and national levels. Educating our YOUTH ensures that the next generation will be wise stewards of our natural resources. Through our education efforts we strive to encourage a practical perspective of environmental awareness. Conservation is a long term investment that we must make today in order to avoid the escalated costs of repair in the future.

Here are a few examples of activities that we can offer in a classroom setting:

The Incredible Edible Aquifer

If we can be of assistance to the Students and/or Teachers of Jackson County, please contact Lola Allard at (850) 718-6357 or

The PUBLIC SPEECH CONTEST‚Äč is open to grades 7-12 and is designed to develop leadership through participation and stimulate interest in conserving our natural resources, especially as it relates to Agriculture.

The 2016/2017 Speech Topic is "HEALTHY SOILS ARE FULL OF LIFE".

The Speech Contest will be announced at a later date.

The POSTER COMPETITION is open to grades K-12 and provides students with an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art.

Winners advance from LOCAL to AREA to STATE and finally to NATIONALS with awards and prizes at each level.

The 2016/2017 Poster theme is "HEALTHY SOILS ARE FULL OF LIFE". For more information please visit the NACD website listed below. They have all kinds of pointers and resources to help you along the way.

The Poster Competition entries are DUE to Lola Allard BY WEDNESDAY - April 5, 2017 NO LATER THAN 3:00 p.m.

The LAND JUDGING is a 4H and FFA contest in which High School students and Middle School students observe and interpret the soils in order to make wise land use decisions. Students can compete at the county, state and national levels as they advance.

The 2016/2017 Land Judging Event will be hosted by: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Land Judging Contest: TO BE ANNOUNCED

The TO BE ANNOUNCED SWCD would like to invite your FFA or 4H Chapter to participate in the 2017 Land Judging Contest. Lunch will be served for all participants

Registration and Pre-contest rules:  TO BE ANNOUNCED

Travel to judging site and Contest:  TO BE ANNOUNCED

Soil judging review and questions: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Lunch and Awards: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Or you may contact your local JACKSON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT at (850) 526-2610 ext 101 and let LOLA ALLARD know of your intentions to participate. She will contact the appropriate entity to make certain that you get qualified.

Hope to See You Here on (MARCH 13, 2017)  

The ENVIROTHON is a problem solving natural resource education program for High School students. As a team, students use critical thinking skills and communication skills to answer questions or conduct hands on investigations about environmental issues.

This event focuses on five areas of study:

Aquatics Ecology
Soils/Land Use
Current Environmental Issues

To learn more about the Envirothon you can visit...

The Panhandle Regional Envirothon Event will be held on (TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR 2018) at Torreya State Park. There is a link to the registration form on the website. Please follow the registration instructions. Deadline to register is (TO BE ANNOUNCED). Please email the completed registration form to NO LATER THAN (TO BE ANNOUNCED)

For further information, please contact Lola @ 850-718-6357