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PreK-12 Youth & Community Programs

 Education programs include K-12, adult education, events, and occasional workshops to build resilience and conservation

skills. Residents and visitors should have knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about natural resources.

Conservation Education

Preschool-12th Grade Programs 

We provide engaging, hands-on activities linked to state standards. We can customize activities to fit your curriculum. Programs are also available for youth organizations and homeschool groups. Here are some of our most popular programs:


Stream Table  

Bring a creek to your classroom! Our stream table is a fun and exciting way for students to cover earth and biological science topics like the water cycle, erosion and deposition, and river ecology.



It's knowledge bowl for natural resources! High school students compete in teams of 5 to see who knows the most about natural resources. Regional winners continue to the State Envirothon competition, where teams compete for a spot in the international Envirothon. Start preparing early, request a study bin!

2022 Garden Education Curriculum

View this guide here
An integrated hands-on teaching curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade, incorporating outdoor and science education into the garden environment while exploring children’s senses and wonder of nature.

Adult Education Programs 

When funding is available, we offer classes, workshops, and field days for adults to improve their conservation and resilience skills. Stay tuned to our Events page for upcoming learning opportunities. Suggestions welcome!

Field STEM 

Take your students to the outdoor classroom! Our field-based programs get down and sometimes dirty exploring the habitats and natural resources of Okanogan County. Sign up for an annual field excursion or set up an ongoing field investigation. We'll provide the support you need to get students outside. 

high school students collecting vegetation data with a quadrat
high school students examine soil pit for Envirothon

Programs and Services:  

  • PreK-12th Grade Programs 

  • School Gardens

  • Field STEM

  • Community Workshops and Events

  • Additional Education Resources

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Ag Projects

Youth Education
& Community Projects

Learn about previous youth education and community

projects here.

Stay tuned to our News and Events pages for upcoming projects and program updates!

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