Dunn Youth Environmental Education

 

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD’s) Stewardship Week

NACD’s 69th Stewardship Week will be celebrated April 28th – May 5th, 2024.  The goal of this celebration, which has been held annually since 1955, is to remind us of our responsibility to care for our natural resources. 

The theme for 2024 is “May The Forest Be With You Always”.  Visit NACD’s website to find out more about this year’s theme. Their “Marketplace” offers free downloadable educational materials to educators on this topic. 


 

Land Judging Contest

The Area Land Judging Contest is held each year in September or October. Students from schools in Buffalo, Dunn, Pepin, and surrounding counties are invited to participate in the event.

 
The 2023 Tri-County Land Judging Contest was held on Thursday, October 12 at Homestead Farms in Buffalo County. Check out the link below for results and pictures

 

Conservation Awareness Speaking and Poster Contests

"The WI Land + Water Poster and Speaking Contests are one of the many programs that our Youth and Education Committee coordinates to educate and inspire Wisconsin's youth so they continue to care for our beautiful state. The Youth Education Committee directs annual events, such as these contests, to help pass on Wisconsin's rich conservation history to future generations."  -WI Land + Water Conservation Association 
 
County Speaking & Poster Contests
  • The annual Dunn County Conservation Awareness Speaking & Poster Contests are held each year in the late fall. Youth in grades 5-12 are eligible to participate in the speaking contest and the poster contest is open to kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
  • Speeches must promote the conservation of natural resources and the protection or enhancement of environmental quality. Topics may include, but are not limited to, soil and water conservation, water pollution, air quality, wildlife, forestry, land use, toxic and hazardous wastes, and solid waste disposal or recycling. Emphasis should be placed on the subject as it relates to our locality or to Wisconsin.
  • The theme for the poster contest is chosen each year by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary. Posters are evaluated on the following criteria:  Conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, universal appeal, and individual artwork. Students compete at county and area competitions with the winning posters advancing to the State Competition in March at the WI Land + Water's Annual Conference. The first place posters from the state competition represent Wisconsin at the National Association of Conservation District's Annual Meeting.
  • First place winners in each of the three divisions of the speaking contest (Elementary, Junior and Senior) compete in the West Central Area Association contest. The first place posters also move on to the West Central Area level
 
West Central Area Speaking & Poster Contests
  • Participants from nine counties are represented at this event: Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, and St. Croix. Students awarded first place in each of the divisions at both the speaking and poster contests move on to compete at the State competition in March which is held at the WI Land + Water's Annual Conference.
 
State Speaking & Poster Contests
  • Participants from 72 counties are represented at this event. The first place winners in each division present their speech before the audience at the WI Land + Water's Annual Conference. The first place posters from the state competition represent Wisconsin at the National Association of Conservation District's Annual Meeting.