During fiscal year 2018, Commission staff assisted with field days, workshops, seminars and assorted education and conservation activities, reaching 39,572 participants. We provided training to 729 district commissioners, deputy commissioners and district employees, and participated in 168 commissioner meetings.
Our staff is available to assist you in these activities and more. Our educational programs include:
· Sam E. Soil, a walking, talking soil sample that teaches students the importance of soil and conservation;
· The Soil Tunnel, a 16-feet x 16-feet x 10-feet high inflatable educational aid, which can be reserved through Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission and your local SWCD, and set up on-site by MSWCC personnel;
· The Enviroscape for urban agricultural and coastal environments, which explains soil layers, drainage, storm water runoff, nonpoint source, or NPS pollution and prevention; and the impact of land use on soil, soil organisms and conservation;
· The Incredible Journey brings the water cycle to life, with students representing water molecules and traveling to nine different stations in the environment.
To schedule a Commission representative to speak or present at your event, please contact the MSWCC Field Representative in your area.
To schedule Sam E. Soil and/or the soil tunnel to visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District, please call:
MSWCC Education Specialist Chelsey Gazaway at (662) 647-8847, ext. 103, or MSWCC Branch Director Clay Burns at (601) 354-7645, ext. 304.