Educational materials are available at the Brunswick County Soil
& Water Conservation office. These materials may be requested for
presentations, reports, etc. In addition, the local office offers a
number of outreach programs, including the following.
- Poster, Essay, And Public Speaking Contests: New topics are
chosen each year. The annual Poster Contest is open to all county
3rd-6th graders. The annual Essay Contest is open to 6th graders. And,
the Public Speaking Contest is open to 7th & 8th graders. The
deadline for contest entries is March 1st. Entries will be display at
the conservation office in Bolivia. Prizes are awarded to 1st place
winner, who will receive $10 their from school and $20 from the County.
- Environmental Field Days: District employees are available
to facilitate and participate in Environmental Field Days at all
schools located within the county. Field Day includes stations that are
set up with presentations on different National Resource issues such as
water quality, forestry, soils, wildlife, etc.
- Resource Conservation Workshop: Each year, a high school
student is selected to attend the Resource Conservation Workshop, which
is held at North Carolina State University each summer. The week-long
workshop is designed to encourage students to pursue a degree in a
natural resource conservation field. The Soil & Water Conservation
Office provides registration and meal costs for the week.
- Envirothon Competition: Each year, a 5-member team of
Brunswick County high school students is chosen to participate in the
Area and State Envirothon -- a 2-day competition where county teams
compete against one another. For the competition, the team is given
information on 5 different topics: forestry, aquatics, soils, wildilfe,
and current environmental issues. The first day, the team reviews the
topical information at each station. On the second day, the team is
tested on the information. The winner is determined by written tests.
The Brunswick County Soil & Water Conservation office pays for
registration fees and meal expenes for the 2-day event.
- Classroom Presentations: Brunswick County Soil & Water
Conservation personnel are available to visit schools at any time
throughout the school year to discuss conservation topics related to
soil (e.g., soil erosion, soil composition) and water (e.g., water
- Soil Stewardship Week: This annual event is celebrated
during the last week of April and the first week of May. Materials such
as programs, litanies, bookmarkers, placemats, and supporting items are
distributed throughout the county to local churches, restaurants, and
libraries in observance of the importance of natural resource
conservation. You may request these items through the Brunswick County
Soil & Water Conservation office.
- Annual Farm Tour: This event is held in the fall to increase
public awareness on agricultural-related issues. There is no fee for
the tour, but interested persons are asked to register with the
Brunswick County office. To be notified of the next tour and be
included on the mailing list for all future tours, please contact the
Brunswick County Soil & Water Conservation office.
- Teachers' Conservation Workshop: This workshop is held in
June of each year. The workshop features hands-on training on various
topics concerning conservation-related issues. The registration fee is
approximately $45 and is payable to UNC-W. The workshop location is
rotated between Pender and Brunswick Counties. To be included on the
mailing list, please contact the Brunswick County Soil & Water
How To Obtain
To register for the above-referenced programs, contact the Brunswick
County Soil & Water Conservation office at the following address:
P.O. Box 26
10 Referendum Drive
Bolivia, NC 28422