"In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught." -Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet
Understanding the World Around Us
Education and outreach efforts are critical to the success of nearly every project we participate in. Educational programming and outreach materials help to demonstrate how natural environments function, how our activities can impact those environments, and how we can best mitigate those impacts. Cascadia Conservation District participates in a number of education and outreach efforts including:
Chelan County Clean Water Campaign
This collaborative effort between organizations and businesses interested in improving water quality in Chelan County hosts a photo contest and produces a natural resource stewardship calendar annually
Chelan County Fair
Cascadia hosts an information table and our Enviroscape model to teach kids about the dangers of pollution
Cascadia participates in many community events like Earth Day Fairs in Leavenworth, Entiat, and Chelan as well as hosting information tables and kids activities at local farmer's markets - like Leavenworth and Wenatchee
Conservation News Minutes
These videos are quick highlights of some of our projects and programs
Conservation Quarterly Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter keeps partners, stakeholders, and the public informed about our current programs and upcoming events
Kids in the Creek
The annual and award-winning Kids in the Creek program gets high school science students out of the classroom and into the outdoors to learn how stream and watersheds work. About 300 students from about 10 area high schools participate each year.
Kids in the Forest
Kids in the Forest focuses on enriching the link between people and forests. By creating baseline knowledge, students learn to talk about forest management and wildfire in their community in a way that supports sustainable approaches to land management. About 1,200 students participate each spring and fall.
Native Planting 101
This workshop is free and covers planting techniques, pollinators, weeds, and more
Wenatchee River Salmon Festival
This annual event that consists of two days devoted to students and one day for families attracts around 8,000 visitors per year. Cascadia brings the US Bureau of Reclamation's Rolling Rivers trailer to this event to teach students about watersheds and fish habitat.
This hand-ons environmental education program takes place in schools and teaches students about water, soils, watersheds, energy, systems, and wheat, and how they impact our lives. Lessons are one hour per day for five consecutive days. Wheat Week is FREE to schools. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information
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