Each year students from kingergarten through sixth grade are presented with various themes relating to conservation of natural resources such as soil, water, plants, wildlife, recycling, watersheds, etc.
The poster contest is available to students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. The children are encouraged to make creative posters and can use any kind of supply, but must make the posters themselves.
The limerick contest is open to fifth and sixth grade students. In the limerick, the basic unit (called a foot) contains three syllables, with a heavy accent of beat on the third syllable: ta-ta-TUM. Three such units are in the first, second and fifth lines; two in the third and fourth lines. The heavy beat or accent must always fall on a syllable, which can properly be accented.
Each year first through third place winners from each grade category are given awards and prizes at the Annual Meeting. First place winners are sent to the State Kansas Association of Conservation District contest.
The speech contest is available for students ninth through twelfth grades. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain public speaking experience and earn scholarships at the county, area and state competition levels. Speeches are based on a designated conservation theme for the year, which also provides students the opportunity to research conservation topics.
2018 District Speech Contest Winners:
1st place: Gentry Shapland
2nd place: Cheyanne Johnston
Agriculture & Conservation Scholarships
The Lane County Conservation District offers $500 scholarships to senior level high school students who are attending high school or are home-schooled in Lane County. The scholarships are intended for students who plan to enter into the Agricultural and/or Conservation fields. The fields of study can be either Agricultural, Natural Resource Conservation, or Energy Conservation field (i.e. wind, solar, fuel, etc.). Applications are accepted during the fall semester of the senior year for students entering higher level education the following fall or spring semesters. The winners are announced at the Lane County Conservation District Annual Meeting.
LCCD proudly sponsors and supports the KACD, NACD, the State Conservation Fair Booth, Legislative Fair, 3-I Show, Fourth Grade Foresters, Kansas Association of Conservation Environmental Education, the Arbor Day Foundation, Kansas Bankers Award Program, and State Association of Kansas Watersheds.
LCCD helps with an annual 6th Grade Watershed Field Day in conjunction with the Wet Walnut Watershed and NRCS; Has a educational booth during the county fair, and conducts tours and other educational events as needed or requested.
The purpose of the Banker's Award program is to stimulate a greater interest in the conservation of the agricultural and natural resources of Kansas by giving recognition to those farmers and landowners who have made outstanding progress in practicing conservation on their farms. Each year over 200 Kansas producers and landowners are recognized through this program.
This program is sponsored by the Kansas Banker's Association and promoted by the K-State Research and Extension, Kansas Wildlife and Parks, as well as Conservation Districts around the State.
Nominations can be made by any person in the county and sent to the Lane County Conservation District or K-State Research and Extension. For more information on the program visit: http://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/extension