Henry County SWCD Youth Programs

Land Use Council 2 Envirothon
The Envirothon is an interactive learning experience. Students gain knowledge about the environment and natural resources. Teams compete in five areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a fifth category on an environmental issue. High school teams test their knowledge of the environment and compete against other teams from Bureau, Henry, Marshall-Putnam, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark counties.

Poster Contest
Kindergarten through twelfth grade students in Henry County are encouraged to express their thoughts about soil, water and other natural resources through art. The Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District has sponsored the poster contest since 1990. The poster contest theme coincides with the Soil and Water Stewardship Week theme. Winners of the kindergarten through sixth grade levels receicve a bicycle. Contest winners of the seventh through twelfth grade levels receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. Winners advance to compete at the AISWCD Auxiliary Poster Contest in Springfield.  

Trees for 3rd Grade Students
Henry County SWCD provides over 650 White Pine seedlings for 3rd grade students in Henry County in celebration of Arbor Day. Students also receive an information sheet on the state tree of Illinois, the importance of trees, and facts about trees.

‘Conservation Kids’
Henry County SWCD operates a booth at the Henry County Fair. ‘Conservation Kids’ has Soil and Water Stewardship themed activities. A variety of brochures, activity books, activity sheets, and temporary tattoos are available. Students play games relating to the Soil and Water Stewardship theme. 

Section 3 FFA and State Soils Judging Contest
NRCS and SWCD provide technical assistance for the soils judging contest.