The Centre County Conservation District has a variety of education materials available for public use. We are able to supply a number of publications on conservation issues. The following is a partial list of topics:
In some cases we may not have enough copies of publications to supply a classroom. Please give us a two week notice for classroom requests.
The District owns an Enviroscape, which is an interactive model of a watershed. Educators may borrow the Enviroscape and the accompanying study guide to use in the classroom or a District staff member will come to your school to teach the watershed lesson using the Enviroscape model.
The Ground Flow Model
The District owns a Ground Flow Model that may be borrowed for classroom use. This model illustrates how water travels under the surface of the earth.
The District has a series of lessons on different types of soils that are geared to elementary age children.
The District has a number of videos available for loan to classrooms and individuals. The District donated the Green Works series - videos produced by the Department of Environmental Protection - to the Centre County Library in Bellefonte. Those films may be checked out to any Centre County Library user.
Conservation District staff members are available to assist teachers in teaching environmental issues. They will help plan curriculum. They will take part in field days and go into the classroom to teach.