Dave Eckert demonstrates pervious surfaces at the 2011 Water Fair © H. Keirstead

Education Grants & Scholarships

Shoot for the moon! © H. Keirstead

Benton SWCD Conservation Education Grant for funding major or minor efforts in Natural Resources Education. If you want to engage students in the study of natural resources, we want to help you fulfill your DREAMS!

Shoot for the moon!

Mailing Lists

Benton SWCD logo

We have a mailing list for educators to inform you of grants and workshops.

Sign up for the Making Ripples email list!

Lessons & Class Materials

Working with Jefferson Elementary student on soil study © Tessa Jelten

We offer workshops and lesson plans for you to use!

See our lessons!

Native Arboretums

Waldorf Arboretum Tour

Several local schools have native arboretums. Visit them virtually on our website and decide which arboretums you’d like to visit in person!

Visit the arboretums!

Teacher Resources

measure infiltration rates

We have numerous resources for educators to borrow.

View the teacher resources!

Youth Education

Kids Day for Conservation Soil Tunnel © H. Keirstead

We participate in and offer a variety of programs and resources for youth and educators.

Find out more!

Teen Weed Spotters

Alsea Teen Weed Spotters, 2011 & copy; Keirstead

Teen Weed Spotters is a cooperative program between Benton SWCD and OSU Extension Services, Benton County 4-H for teens in grades 10-12 to  learn about invasive species that threaten our local habitats.

View the Teen Weed Spotters page!