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Educational Resources for Youth

In light of school closures during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency in Minnesota, Lake SWCD is bringing you supplemental educational resources for youth (or adults) on various natural resources topics twice every week! These lessons are intended as a partial replacement for many of the activities we host in May for Lake County students, including Envirothon and Natural Resources Field Day, which at this point have been postponed.

Please note these lessons do not take the place of any curriculum or lessons outlined by your School District (ISD381) or the Minnesota Department of Education. Lake SWCD staff are not licensed teachers and lessons are not fully designed to meet Minnesota Standards or for a specific age group, but may provide additional learning. However, staff do have have graduate training in education from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center's Naturalist Training Program, through Project WET/Project WILD, and other educational or civic engagement training.

The first few lessons include: sea lamprey, riparian forestry, and podcasts from our Conservation Corner! Check it out on our Website's "Resources" page at:

We are holding a pollinator coloring contest for kids!

Get creative and draw, color, or paint a picture of your favorite pollinator! Then snap a photo of your art and send it to us by Friday, April 17th.

We will select winners in five age categories, and will announce the winners on Earth Day, April 22nd. Winners will receive a small prize and their artwork will be featured on our website and Facebook page (with permission).

Please include your name, age, and a way to contact you on your entry!

Due to COVID-19, we would prefer to receive entries digitally via email, but we will accept entries through the post as well.

Email entries to:
Post entries to: Lake County SWCD, 408 First Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Age Categories:
Toddlers: 1-2
Preschool: 3-4
Early Elementary: 5-7
Late Elementary: 8-11
Teens: 12+

We look forward to seeing what pollinators mean to you!!!

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