Hands-On Youth Education

If you would like to find out more about these or other educational opportunities presented through Stevens SWCD, please contact SWCD Education & Promotion Coordinator, Judy Johnston.

Pope & Stevens Water Fest

Pope and Stevens Water Fest

Water Fest, for 6th graders, is held annually in Pope County at the Pope County Fairgrounds.

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At Water Fest, 6th graders learn about various topics related to water such as; conservation, water treatment, macro invertebrates, erosion, the water cycle and more.  The students learn by hand on interactive activities and games. 

Conservation Day at SWELL

Conservation Day is also held annually, for 5th graders of Stevens & Pope Counties, at the Scandia Woods Environmental Learning Lab (SWELL) near Cyrus, Stevens County.

Pope and Stevens conservation day

Conservation Day at SWELL is always a big hit, reaching over students from Stevens & Pope counties.  It is a day of learning in an outdoor.  Some of the topics that are covered are soils, wetlands, wildlife, waterfowl, mammals, orienteering, water quality, geocaching, raptors, reptiles, mirrors of Minnesota. The students learn about the topic through hands on activities, demonstrations and games.   

Our Mission

The mission of the Stevens Soil & Water Conservation District is to work with county landowners in putting conservation practices on the land and to help all citizens be good stewards of our natural resources.