The Elkhart County SWCD Conservation Education Library is stocked with pre-made conservation lessons in the form of PowerPoints. The PowerPoints are full of background and supporting information for educators and students as well as activities or lesson plans that correlate to the topic.
Use these however they best fit into your classroom! Feel free to distribute.

Conservation History

History of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts: The Dust Bowl to Today  (PowerPoint)


Water Resources in Elkhart County (PowerPoint)

Stormwater 101(PowerPoint)

Reducing Stormwater with Trees and Native Plants_Urban (PowerPoint)

Citizen Science with Hoosier Riverwatch: Volunteer Water Monitoring and Available Data (PowerPoint)


Introduction to Soils (powerpoint)

PDF Versions (may download faster)

History of Conservation in Indiana_pdf

Water Resources in Elkhart County_pdf

Stormwater 101_pdf

Reducing Stormwater with Trees and Native Plants_Urban_pdf

Water Monitoring for Everyone_Citizen Science with Hoosier Riverwatch_pdf

Introduction to Soils pdf

More Lessons Coming Soon!