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.


2023 Summer Nature CampRegistration will open May

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

This year we will host Summer Nature Camp for students ages 8-11 the week of July 24th-28th at Shenango Park in New Castle, Pa.

Below is an Information page and Registration form that can be printed and mailed in.

We are so excited and look forward to having an excellent Summer Nature Camp!

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


2023 Advanced Nature Camp Registration will open May

Advanced Nature Camp will consist of 3 days: June 27th – June 29th – each at a different location. This camp is designed for children ages 12–16. Each location will focus on a different aspect of nature including Stream Health/Macroinvertebrates, plant & tree ID, pollinators, geology and safe hiking.   Locations will include McConnell’s Mill State Park, Shenango Park and Hell’s Hollow Trail.

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


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.


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

Watershed Challenge

Watershed Challenge is mirrored after the Envirothon competition, but is geared towards Junior High students. This event is held locally and participation includes teams from six counties including Ohio that mutually share watersheds.

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

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.