Each year the Burke Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors educational programs for Burke County students in grades Kindergarten through 12 in an effort to inform students of the value of our natural resources. All educational programs follow objectives outlined in the NC Curriculum of Study. Packets of information are sent to each school prior to the contests or programs being offered by the soil and water district.
Programs offered include:
Essay Contest for 6th Grade Students
Public Speaking Contest for 7th and 8th Grade Students
Computer Generated Poster Contest for 9th Grade Students
Envirothon Program for Middle and High School Students
Environmental Field Days for 5th Grade Students
Food, Land and People Lesson Plans
Many other programs based on Core Curriculum for all grades.