Environmental Education

Proud to support the continuing education of the County’s youth in the area of conservation, the District provides several environmentally focused education programs.


Do you have a child who loves to play outside or is curious about nature? Sign them up for one of the Lawrence County Conservation District’s Annual Nature Camps.

Save the Date Nature Camp Programs for 2024

  • Advanced Nature Camp (ages 12-17) June 25 – 27, 2024
  • Summer Nature Camp (ages 8-11)   July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Grown-up Nature Camp (ages 18 and up)  September 5 – 7, 2024

2024 Advanced Nature Camp – Registration Is Now Closed – Reached Capacity

See attachments below for details and registration form to be filled in and submitted. 

Advanced Nature Camp will be hosted June 25th – June 27th   9am – 2pm.  Please note there are three different locations being utilized over the three-day camp. 

This camp is designed for children ages 12–17.

2024 Registration is Due May 31st, 2024.  Cost is $50/Camper.                  For questions, please contact Jeannie Shay, Watershed Specialist/Educator, at 724-656-2167 or jshay@lawrencecd.org.


2024 Summer Nature Camp – Registration is now CLOSED we have reached capacity

2024 we will host Summer Nature Camp for campers ages 8-11 the week of                           July 22nd-26th at Shenango Park in New Castle.

Summer Nature Camp Registration

2024 Registration is Due June 28, 2024.  Cost is $65/Camper.                   For questions, please contact Jeannie Shay, Watershed Specialist/Educator, at 724-656-2167 or jshay@lawrencecd.org.


***NEW in 2024 **Grown-up Nature Camp – Registration will open early August 2024

Grown-up Nature Camp will be held September 5 – 7 (Thurs, Fri, Sat). –  This camp is designed for grown-ups ages 18 and up. Multiple locations of Lawrence County will be utilized.

Agenda Draft Below:

2024 Grown-up Nature Camp Agenda

There is a registration cost – see details on Registration forms.



Envirothon – Local Competition April 30th, 2024

The Pennsylvania Envirothon Program is an environmental competition held every spring. The District distributes educational materials to all of the County’s High School classes, grades 9 – 12, who desire to participate. Envirothon provides integration of outdoor and resource activities into the classroom. Following their preparation, students come to the event and test their knowledge in Forestry, Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife and a current issue. Each competition station is supervised by staff from a cooperating agency. The winner of the local competition gets the opportunity to compete in a statewide competition.

More information about the Envirothon program can be found at www.envirothonpa.org


Birth of A Tree

Birth of A Tree is a joint partnership program co-sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Resource Conservation and Development Councils and DCNR Bureau of Forestry to provide educational materials to the County’s third grade students. Instructional materials provide the students with the chance to germinate an evergreen from seed and track its’ progress through the first stages of growth.


Ag Encounter

Members of the District’s staff participate in the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Ag Encounter Event for 4th grade students. The event is held at the County Fairgrounds each October. The District presents a program on the importance of soil and how soil plays an integral role in the production of all of the things we use in our daily lives.

EnviroScape® Programming

District educators will come to your classroom and demonstrate the EnviroScape®, which is a mobile, interactive tool to help people of all ages, languages, and cultures better understand the concept of a watershed and the sources and prevention of water pollution through a visual, hands-on presentation.