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Conservation Education

The District provides educational outreach through publications, fairs and festivals, school programs, and cooperative ventures with conservation partners.

Delaware Envirothon

The Delaware Envirothon is sponsored by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD). It is an Environmental Challenge for teams of high school students

Charter School
Congratulations to the Charter School of Wilmington on their 1st place finish at the 2013 Delaware Envirothon competition held in Wyoming, DE.   The team placed 7th at the North American Envirothon competition in Boseman, Montana.
in the areas of aquatic ecology, soil/land use, forestry, wildlife, public speaking and special environmental topics. The program is used to instruct high school students and their team advisor in conservation methods to promote the conservation message and potential career choices to students. For more information and program specifics, visit www.delawareenvirothon.org.


Newsletters and Annual Report

The District publishes a regular newsletter entitled “Conservation News” and an annual report. You can access the most recent issue or archived issues by visiting News.

Educational Programs and Materials

The District has a variety of educational materials that appeal to children from kindergarten through 6th grade. There are conservation activity booklets, posters, bookmarks, etc. geared to various conservation topics. The current selection and availability may vary. Contact the District office for an update on what’s available.

Non-Point Source Pollution Model

A program can be scheduled to present the Non-Point Source Pollution model where children can learn about where watersheds, where water goes, and how what we do to the land affects our water quality. The program usually lasts around 20-30 minutes.

Public Events

The District exhibits at many public events around New Castle County and in Dover at special functions. Some of these include Astra-Zeneca Earth Day, Hands Across

Ag Day
The soil tube activity was a big hit at the
University of Delaware's
annual AG Day event in April
the Brandywine, public forums and meetings, and other special events.


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New Castle Conservation District 2430 Old County Road Newark Delaware 19702
Phone: (302) 832-3100 Fax: (302) 832-5060