Education

Educational Events

Conservation Festival

Each year the UWNRD hosts an educational day for fifth grade students in the district. The festival is planned for May 7, 2019. Students have the opportunity to visit different presenters who set up hands-on stations to teach about conservation.

Ace Camp

ACE CAMP Adventure Camp About the Environment hosted by Nebraska’s NRDs. June 16-19 at Halsey 4-H Camp Facility.

It is important to the UNWNRD that we provide the best possible conservation resources to the members of our district. To assist district residents, of all ages, in furthering their knowledge of conservation the NRD offers two different scholarships.

The scholarship available to all district residents is the Dorshorst Memorial Fund Scholarship. This scholarship is available to anyone who wishes to further their knowledge of conservation methods. Adults, students, teachers, producers are all eligible to receive these funds. Funds can be used to attend workshops or seminars that focus on conserving our natural resources. To apply simply submit a letter to the NRD detailing the workshop, event, or seminar that you wish to attend, cost of attendance, and how you feel this event will further your knowledge of natural resource conservation.

Every year the State 4-H Camp in Halsey hosts the Society for Range Management Nebraska Range Youth Camp. The SRM Nebraska Range Youth Camp is for young adults age 14 -18. The NRD offers a scholarship of $275 to each chosen applicant, which covers the complete cost of the camp including meals, lodging, recreation, camp insurance, and transportation while at the camp. Range camps provides students with the opportunity to learn more about range management and also become more aware of natural resources.

Range Judging

Approximately 60% of the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District is rangeland. Range Judging competitions are engaging events that enhance the participants knowledge of rangeland plants, and management methods.

Co-sponsorship of the Range Judging contest rotates between the three panhandle NRDs.  The State Range Judging committee oversees all range judging in the state, This committee also selects host counties for the event, and sets the rules and regulations. They meet annually and also the evening before the competition.

Teacher of the Month

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Land Judging

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Poster Contest

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Envirothon

What is the Nebraska Envirothon

Download: 2019 Envirothon Newsletter

The Nebraska Envirothon is a competition designed for high school students (9-12th grades) to test their knowledge about the environment. Five-member teams compete at the regional level in seven environmental study subjects. They are soils, aquatics, forestry, policy, wildlife, range and a current issue topic called the special topic question. For the state competition, an oral presentation is added to the testing on a current issue. The topic is selected by the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon Committee.

Why take the time to organize and coach a team for this competition?

A growing number of jobs are being created that involve Nebraska’s natural resources. This is an opportunity to give students hands-on experience working with the environment and exposure to a variety of careers working in and around the environment.

What makes the Envirothon different from other extra-curricular activities students already participate in?

The Nebraska Envirothon competition gives students the opportunity to take what they’ve learned in the classroom & apply it to real-life situations. Students are given the chance to interact with resource professionals who currently work in environmental fields and show students the link between academics and the business world.

Links & Forms

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Spring 2019 Newsletter

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