The 4th Grade Conservation Day is planned by JoDaviess, Carroll and Whiteside County SWCD’s. The 2023 4th Grade Conservation Field Day was held Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Palisades State Park, Savanna, IL.
We had a total of 652 students registered for this year's event. Students participated in different instructional stations with topics of: Dairy Cows, Wildlife, Water Quality, Forestry, Wetlands, Birds of Prey, Osteology, Boat Navigation, Pollinators, River Safety, Frogs & Toads, Wildlife Habitat Management, Bats, Prairies, Illinois Mammals, Corn, Soils, as well as several other topics.
We could not have made this event possible with out our generous volunteers. Therefore, we'd like to thank the following agencies: University of Illinois Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Ogle County Farm Buruea (Ag in the Classroom), Forrest Keeling Nursery (Elseberry, MO), Blackhawk Hills Regional Council, Whiteside and Carroll County 4-H, Woodland Forestry Consulting (IA), Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (multiple people), Whiteside Co. Farm Bureau (Ag in the Classroom), Lee Co. Farm Bureau (Ag in the Classroom), JoDaviess County Conservation Foundation, JoDaviess County NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service), Carroll County NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service), and Whiteside County SWCD Resource Conservationist.
If you'd like to hang out at the park for a day, and have a conservation related topic you'd like to present to 4th graders, contact our office, we'd greatly appreciate your help for next year's event. 815-772-2124 ext 3. or email@example.com. THANK YOU!!
The mission of the Whiteside County Soil & Water Education Fund is to provide educational programs that encourage conservation of the environment while raising environmental awareness in the minds of everyone. The Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District is actively involved in educating the public, teachers, and students K-12 regarding the conservation of natural resources. We provide workshops, seminars, field trips, contests, teacher grants, and classroom activities. If your school or group is interested in any of our educational support please contact our office at 815.772.2124 ext 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation Education Fund is in the very beginning stages of planning the: Whiteside County Conservation Education Center. The location of the Education Center and prairie will be the Northwest corner of Whiteside County.
The benefits of the center will include: tours, field trips, a nursery for propagation of Illinois native and rare plant species, workshops/seminars, prairie acreage with hands-on experience of on-site prairie management and more.
The mission of the center is: To provide a public facility welcoming individuals and groups to promote research, education and inspiration regarding the importance of conservation and restoration of the environment.
The facility will be solely operated on donations and this will not become a reality without the support of the public. In addition to assets already pledged, we hope to establish a $5 million endowment fund, for future operating costs of the facility. If you would like to offer a donation to help our dream become a reality, but have questions before doing so, we are more than happy to meet with you one on one or have a phone conversation to discuss this. Donations may be tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3), Non-Profit organization, but please check with your tax advisor before making your donation. Donations may be sent to: Whiteside County SWCD Education Fund - 400 Wilkens Drive, Morrison, IL 61270. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 815-772-2124 ext. 3.
The Whiteside County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Education Program is sponsoring an education grant available to all schools in Whiteside County, grade levels Pre-K through 12th. Below is the criteria/process to follow:
Proposal Format: Typed, double spaced, single sided 8-1/2” x 11” stationary.
Proposal Content: Outline of Age-Level Activity or Purchase, Learning Objectives, Dates of Funding Use, Grade Level, Total # of Students and Budget.
Grants are available to any public or private school, as well as home schooled groups.
Please send grant requests to:
Whiteside SWCD Education Program
Attention: Education Coordinator
400 Wilkens Drive
Morrison, IL 61270
The Whiteside County Soil & Water Conservation District reserves the right to reject applications.
Past projects for the Education Fund include:
You can email email@example.com, phone 815-772-2124 ext 3 or just stop by the office.
The SWCD / WQUD-FM 107.7FM / KROS 1340AM-105.9FM Radio Shows
Our radio shows are on WQUD Vintage Radio, 107.7-FM, Erie IL., hosted by Aaron Dail of WQUD Vintage Radio and RC - Heather Luckritz of the SWCD and KROS 1340AM/105.9FM, Clinton IA, hosted by Greg Naftzger and RC Heather Luckritz of the SWCD. These radio shows are a way for our office to educate the public about different conservation subjects. If you have a subject that you would like to hear, please let our office know and listen to our shows on the radio.
If you have any questions during the shows please call in. The contact info for WQUD 107.7FM is 1-309-659-7608, website is www.wqudfm.com, and their Facebook page is WQUD 107.7 Vintage Radio. The contact info for KROS 1390AM/105.9FM is 1-563-242-1252, fax –563-242-4825, email firstname.lastname@example.org and the website is www.krosradio.com
The Radio Shows are also made possible by you, the listeners, by sending in donations to cover the cost of the show. If you would like to help out and send in a donation to keep the shows alive, please feel free to do so. You may mail your donations to: WCSWCD 400 Wilkens Drive, Morrison, IL 61270 or feel free to stop in the office Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm. Thank you.
WQUD radio show will be held the 1st Monday of each month at 2:00pm, unless other wise noted. KROS radio show will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:15am, unless other wise noted.
The Whiteside County Soil & Water Education Fund is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and accepts donations. Your generous gift may be tax deductible.
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