EDUCATION & OUTREACH
The Districts are involved in a multitude of community events and educational outreach programs including workshops, contests, and school visits.
Community events where you can meet our staff and Directors include:
- Kauai County Farm Fair
- Garden Fair at Kauai Community College
- Ag and Environmental Awareness Day at the University of Hawaii's CTAHR Extension
- County Department of Water Annual Make a Splash Festival/Project WET
See past community events and activities in our Annual Reports.
View upcoming dates on our Events page.
The National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Poster Contest for Kauai’s K – 6 th grade students is a national contest to encourage teachers and students to be good stewards of the land by conserving and protecting our natural resources through art. Posters are drawn by the grade school students to express their thoughts on natural resource conservation and protection. First place posters are sent to the State level and then on to the National competition.
Congrats to Sophie Cornell from Kilauea Elementary!
- County, State, and National Winner of 2018
This year's theme is
CONSERVATION AWARENESS CONTEST PROGRAM (CAP)
We sponsor this annual land judging contest among Kauaʻi high school students. With assistance from the UH Cooperative Extension Service (CTAHR), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and cooperation of the State Department of Education, the students learn the importance of natural resource conservation and protection in agricultural production. The winning team competes in the State contest and the State's top team represents Hawaii at the national competition.
NRCS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Districts work closely with the NRCS to offer reimbursement and incentive programs for cooperators who have an approved Conservation Plan and qualify in the application process.
For more information on Financial Assistance programs available view the NRCS website or contact us.