Outdoor Classroom

Since 1978, the Natural Resources Day Outdoor Classroom for 5th graders is held annually in the spring.  The students rotate between stations such as Woodland Plants & Flowers, Bird Identification, Tree Identification, Entomology, Watersheds, Soil Health, and Backyard Conservation.

Coloring Contest

​Competition is open to all children who are residents of Howard County from Preschool through 6th grade.

Entry form

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great opportunity for High School and College students to gain some experience in the agriculture and conservation field. You can increase valuable skills needed in the future and gain a "hands-on" opportunity.  It also looks great on a resume.

Retired persons, homemakers and others are also welcome. We match a person’s interests and skills with the work and projects we have available, such as Computers, ArcGIS mapping, Conservation Planning, Field Design & Layout, Public Relations, Marketing, Photography, Educational Projects with the Community, and more!

Photo Gallery

Howard Soil & Water Conservation District

Trees for Kids

In celebration of Arbor Day, 3rd grade students receive their own potted tree to take home.


Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a college education in conservation and/or agriculture and show leadership and scholastic achievement.

High School Seniors- Application

Current College Students- Application