“The objective is to teach the student to see the land, to understand what they see, and to enjoy what they understand.”

– Aldo Leopold

We want to empower the citizens in Elkhart County through education by providing resources and technical expertise to help you learn about our environment. Whether you are a life-time learner, have the great responsibility of teaching the next generation, or a student wanting to get involved in natural resource conservation – we can help!

Explore the options below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Classroom Programs

The Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District wants to help educators incorporate conservation lessons into their curriculum by providing the support, expertise, and tools necessary to engage students in the natural world that surrounds them every day. Our school programs are free of cost to teachers within the county. 

Online Resources

The Elkhart County SWCD offers a variety of free online resources for any educator to use. You can use these resources as they best fit your education program.

Fieldtrip Incentive

Through the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership, we are able to offer a reimbursement for transportation costs for field trips to approved sites where students learn about water resources in Elkhart County.

Indiana Master Naturalist

The Elkhart County SWCD is a host for the Indiana Master Naturalist program. The course is held once a year, typically in the spring/summer, The course covers a variety natural resource topics and is held at various locations throughout the county.

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