Education and Outreach

Poster Contest 
Every year the district sponsors the 6th Grade Conservation Poster Contest. It is open to all 5th - 6th graders in the Shavano District. Presentations are done between Sept 11 - Oct 1 and poster are due on Oct 1. Winners from each school are awarded and out of all the posters received two are chosen as grand champions to participate in the state competition, held by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts.  If chosen as 1st Place winner at state competition, winning poster will be entered in the national competition held by the National Association of Conservation Districts.


                                                            Additional 2018 Poster Contest Info                       
            2017 Grand Champion                                        2017 Grand Champion - and 1st at State!
                 Tatum Dyer                                                         Zander Dela Rosa
             Columbine Middle School                                  Columbine Middle School


       2017 Columbine Middle School winners                   2017 Olathe Middle School winners


                                                          2017 Ouray School winners

Stewardship Week   
Stewardship week is held the last week of April and Shavano encourages the celebration by offering supplies and presentations to the Elementary Schools in our district. Each presentation is done using an EnviroScape model, teaching the importance of conserving our natural resources. It gives the students a good visual of how easily our soil is washed away along with other contaminants into our water system.


           Northside Elementry School                                                  Johnson Elementry School     

            Ouray Elementry School                                                      Pomona Elementry School
Natural Resource Festival
We have been educating students at the 4th Grade Natural Resource Festival for twenty-six years. The festival is a one day event that all 539 4th grade students in the RE1J school district attend. There are approximately forty-six presenters representing twenty different organizations presenting at thirty different stations. The students walk away with a vast knowledge of our natural resources and conservation.


Camp Rocky
Shavano CD sponsors a local student each year to attend Camp Rocky. Camp Rocky is an educational, week-long, residential camp for 14-19 year old youth who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources.

The Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado.  Campers learn about their environment through hands-on experiences and team building.  Each year, new and returning students at Camp Rocky choose one of the following resource fields for their area of focus:
            --Rangeland Science               --Forestry Management
            --Soil and Water Science        --Fish and Wildlife Management

Camp Rocky is sponsored by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, with the help of other natural resource Conservation partners.

Cimarron Ridge Ranch 4th Grade Field Day
Ridgway and Ouray 4th graders visit Cimarron Ridge Ranch each fall to learn ranch operations and conservation. 



Special Projects for Youth
Shavano sponsors various projects throughout the year including workshops, day camps and special classroom presentations   

Earth Fair Pomona Elementary School 

Earth Day Northside Elementary School

Day Camps