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    Nebraska's NRDs have a variety of projects and programs to educate both youth and adults about conservation and natural resources. Many districts sponsor or participate in natural resources festivals, teacher workshops, classroom presentations, and more. Districts also help sponsor regional Land Judging Contests, Range Judging Contests and the Nebraska Envirothon, with coordination from NARD.

    Virtual Resources

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several Natural Resources Districts are offering "Virtual Classrooms" with online educational materials for students, teachers and families. Check them out below:


    The Envirothon is a program for 9th-12th grade students to learn more about our natural environment. Students compete in contests that test their knowledge on a wide array of subjects relating to natural resources and the environment. NRDs host regional Envirothon contests around the state each spring. Click on the word "Envirothon" for more details. Contact Megan Grimes at mgrimes [at] nrdnet.org with questions.

    Poster Contest

    The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts along with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts provide kindergarten through 12th grade students with an opportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues. It highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and/or agencies.

    2020 Poster Contest Theme and Logo: "Where would we BEE without pollinators?"

    2020 Poster Contest Informational Handout

    Poster Contest Rules

    State posters deadline to Nebraska Association of Resources Districts: Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

    Local to State Poster Contest Form

    Poster Contest Entry Form with Parent Signature - Mandatory

    National Posters Deadline: Dec. 1, 2020

    ACE Camp

    Nebraska’s NRDs annually host a natural resources camp called Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE). ACE is open to students who have who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade and want to learn more about natural resources at an adventure camp. The areas campers will learnabout: aquatics, forestry, range and grassland, wildlife, soils and land. Campers will experience hands-on activities with a variety of speakers and explore possible careers in natural resources. ACE also includes adventurous activities for campers such as a zipline, tanking and tubing, a campfire and many other games! ACE is hostedd annually in June at the State 4-H Center near Halsey, Nebraska. Camp is $215.00/camper and includes meals, lodging and activities. Most NRDs offer scholarships for students wanting to attend camp. Contact your local NRD for information on how to apply.

    2020 ACE Camp: June 7-10, 2020 (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC)

    For more information and registration forms, email Upper Loup NRD at ulnrd [at] upperloupnrd.org or call Upper Loup NRD at 308.645.2250. You can also call the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts at 402.471.7670.

    Find pictures and fun on our ACE Camp Facebook page at Adventure Camp about the Environment!

    Land Judging

    Land Judging is a high school competition that challenges students to gain a better understanding of soil structure and land evaluation. Land judging enables each participant to learn how to recognize the physical features of the soil, determine land capability for crop production, and evaluate management practices needed for proper stewardship. Soil, land and home-site evaluation provide a setting for students to investigate the soils in their region, the environment that surrounds them and their effect on their daily lives.

    NRDs work with area schools to host Land Judging contests all over the state each fall. Regional winners go on to compete at the state contest.

    2020 Land Judging Dates and Locations

    Range Judging

    Range Judging is a high school competition that challenges students to gain a better understanding of Nebraska rangelands which makes up half of the State's land area. Range judging enables each participant to learn how to recognize range plants, range sites and the need for proper grazing practices.

    NRDs work with the Society for Range Management, NRCS and UNL Extension to host Range Judging contests all over the state each September.

    CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC -- 2020 Range Judging Competition Locations