Program Information


The St. Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation District offers programs to any school or group located within St. Joseph County. 


The SWCD believes that conservation education extends to all ages and that students can develop an understanding of conservation at an early age and hopefully carry those lessons with them throughout their lives.


The St. Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation District provides many educational opportunities throughout each year for schools and other groups serving students and adults committed to life-long learning, including:  


  • Outreach Programs

  • Teacher Workshops

  • Outdoor Environmental Lab Development  and Enhancement

  • Field Trips

  • One-on-One Site Visits

  • Conservation Field Days and Workshops

  • Special events like Science Alive, Ag Days, and Growing Summit

  • K-12 Annual Conservation Poster Contest

  • Curriculum Development (including remote curriculum) 

  • Educational Resources (ex. Augmented Reality Sandbox and Scientific Supplies)

  • Remote learning videos and resources


In many cases, the SWCD has grants available in order to provide programs at no cost.

Click here to see already available educational videos, presentations, and lesson plans.

SWCD Staff

Sam Buchanan

Environmental Education Coordinator  


574-936-2024 Ext. 4

Helpful Educational Links

St. Joseph County Soil & Water Conservation District Plymouth Service Center 2903 Gary Drive, Plymouth, IN 46563 Phone: 574-936-2024 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-496-7861. Please direct comments or concerns to or call 574-936-2024 Ext 4.

© 6 March 2013 ~ St. Joseph County SWCD The St. Joseph County SWCD and USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Refer to our Civil Rights Statement page for details.

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