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Youth Education

The Skagit Conservation District offers natural resource related presentations to students from K-12.


High school academic competition in environmental/resource topics for grades 9 - 12.

Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource competition for high school students.  In the field, teams of students are challenged to hone critical thinking skills and work as a team to both answer written questions and conduct hands-on investigation of environmental issues in five categories - Aquatics, Soils & Land Use, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Environmental Issues. A sixth component integrates all five test categories and requires teams to use an interdisciplinary approach to present an Oral Presentation on the Current Environmental Issues topic.

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For information on the Washington State Envirothon, please visit

For more information on the North American Envirothon Competition, please visit

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Annual Poster Contest


The Skagit Conservation District’s Natural Resource Conservation Annual Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students with an opportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resources.


Youth Conservation Tour

The Skagit Youth Conservation Tour is designed to provide a fun and educational outdoor experience to local youth and inspire a better understanding of the watershed/human connection.

The tour consists of 6 stations hosted by local natural resource professionals who will guide students through entertaining educational activities focused on conservation of our natural resources. Classes spend 15 minutes at each station for a total of one and a half hours to complete the entire tour. Some of the past year's forest partners include the WA State Department of Natural Resources, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Skagit Land Trust, Skagit County Department of Public Works Master Composter/Recyclers, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Sierra Pacific Industries, North Cascades National Park, and Skagit Conservation District.

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Where Does Your Water Shed?

Did you know that we each contribute to the biggest source of pollution for the Skagit Watershed? Learn about how our actions impact the health of our rivers, streams, and bays and what citizens like you are doing to help keep them clean for the people and wildlife that depend on them here in the Skagit Valley. More information.


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