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Education and Outreach

The Association of Florida Conservation Districts sponsors or supports the following youth conservation contest at the state level: Public Speaking Contest, NACD Poster Contest, and Envirothon. The 2013 theme for the public speaking and poster contests is: “Where does your water shed?”

For additional contest information click on the links below or if you are interested in starting a contest, in your District, at the local level, please contact AFCD State Coordinator, Becky Tindale at 352-857-1944 or becky@afcd.us

Public Speaking Contest

NACD Poster Contest


Additional Resources related to the 2013 theme “Where does your water shed?” may be found on the NACD website http://nacdnet.org

Additional Resources

Education Resources by Topic - Educators can use this library of education resources, which includes guides, activities and more, to educate students on the importance of our natural resources. Resources are organized according to topic. Current topics include soils, water and energy.
Outreach Materials for Churches - This page contains sermon starters, hymns and scriptures to assist in topics on soil, water and energy for use by churches to encourage good stewardship of our nation's natural resources. 
Stewardship Success Stories - Districts share information on how they successfully celebrate Stewardship.
Poster Contest - The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The contest follows the annual Stewardship theme.
Speech and Essay Contest Ideas - This document contains information on how you can hold your own local speech and essay contests. Some states also hold state contests and many FFA chapters and states use the NACD's Stewardship themes for speech contests as well.  Please Note: There is not a national contest for speeches and essays.
Clip Art - Clip art that follows the conservation theme isn't always easy to find.

Questions, ideas or suggestions? Email stewardship@nacdnet.org

NACD 2008 Stewardship Web Site

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