A vast majority of the county's population is made up of relocated residents unfamiliar with the South Florida environment, making education a vital necessity. The District encourages and promotes conservation education throughout Palm Beach County:
The Envirothon is a field-oriented, educational program where high school students, working in teams of five, learn to use critical thinking skills and develop problem-solving and communication skills to solve written questions and conduct hands-on investigations about environmental issues. Teams are tested in five natural resource categories: Aquatics, Soils, Forestry, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue. The first place Regional team advances to the State competition. The first place State team competes at the National level.
For more information check out the national website at www.envirothon.org.
Conservation Poster Contest
Students in grades K – 5th are invited to participate in our local poster contest. The conservation-based theme encourages students to share their thoughts on soil, water and related natural resource issues.
Winning students recieve up to $75 in cash, tickets to the South Florida Fair (held in January annually), ribbons and certificates.
Information is sent to elementary schools throughout Palm Beach County each September. Judging is held in November/December annually. For more information, please contact Laura in our office by email or phone.
The District staff and board participate in various outreach programs such as the PB Ag International Summit, South Florida Fair school tours, SFF - planting a seed booth, water conservation presentations, Ag in the Classroom and annual food drive.