Education Program Offerings

The district is happy to offer 3 types of educational presentations this year to students within North Plains GCD boundaries:

  • Soil Sleuth Lab (Grades 3-8) Learn about the properties of soils and how they are formed. Students will participate in a hands-on investigation to observe how water moves through different soils, and then discuss the real-world implications of a soil’s water retention or drainage. 45-75 minutes, <30 students at a time, must have tables and chairs for all students.
  • EnviroScape Adventure (Grades K-8) Explore the water resources of a realistic model town and learn how the water cycle and watersheds can be impacted by human activities. Please keep in mind that a short version of this activity is presented at the 4th grade water festivals each year. 30-45 minutes, <30 students at a time, must have large table for presentation setup and space for students to gather around.
  • Friends of the Farm (Grades K-8) What did you wear, eat, and do today? Discover all the ways that local agriculture impacts your life, and see how farmers use and save water. 30-60 minutes, <30 students at a time.

To book an in-class presentation, please call Julia Stanford at 806-930-6934 or e-mail jstanford@northplainsgcd.org with your proposed date (we prefer 2-3 weeks notice), number of classes, grade level, and the presentation requested. Due to staff availability, presentation dates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.