Youth Education

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

Envirothon -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.

2023 NW Regional Envirothon


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 6th Grade Conservation tour is designed to provide a fun and educational outdoor experience to local 6th grade students and inspire a better understanding of the forest/human connection. 

The Skagit 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.

Where is it Held?
The Annual Skagit Conservation Tour is held at the Pomona Grange Park. The park is located adjacent to the Washington State Fish Hatchery on Old Highway 99 N, just north of Burlington.

Sorry, the Youth Tour is cancelled for 2022.  Please check back in February of 2023.