We have education programs for adults and youth. Read more below to decide what you want to learn more about.
Blue Thumb Program
The Blue Thumb Program is the educational arm of the Conservation Commission's Water Quality Division. It includes a program for training volunteers how to monitor the water quality of their local streams. It also works to educate the public about protecting streams through hands-on education and presentations. Learn more.
Conservation Education Program
The Conservation Education program has been in existence since 1975. The main purpose of the Education Program is to educate Oklahomans of all ages about natural resources and the environment with an emphasis on soil and water. The Conservation Education Program also supports education programs of conservation districts, co-sponsors environmental education programs with other state agencies, and is the state lead for Project WET, which makes supplemental curricula available to educators. Learn more.
Soil Health Education Program
The Soil Health Education Program is a statewide initiative to train conservation district employees, directors, and our agency partners in the importance of soil health so that they may share the knowledge with their local communities. The training program delves into soil health principles by teaching easy to use techniques for understanding, assessing, and restoring soil health through multiple hands-on learning opportunities. Our interactive trainings are also open to the public. Learn more.
Project WET, and WOW!
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary water education program intended to supplement a school's existing curriculum. Using water as a theme, Project WET provides hands-on activities to enhance the teaching of science, math, social studies, language arts, and many other required subjects. Project WET is primarily designed for classroom teachers of grades K-12, but natural resource professionals, youth leaders, nature center instructors, and other educators who work with students in these age groups will also find Project WET particularly useful. You can get the Project WET curriculum guide by participating in a workshop conducted by a trained facilitator. Learn more.
WOW! (Wonders of Wetlands) is a A comprehensive guide for anyone teaching about wetlands, this 330-page publication features 70 pages of background material in six chapters followed by more than 40 cross-referenced activities. Select a wetland artifact from a grab bag and learn the many functions of wetlands. You can get the WOW! the Wonders of Wetlands curriculum guide by participating in a workshop conducted by a trained facilitator. Learn more.