Conservation Education

The Regional Environmental Educational Series (TREES)

Tom Gibson has been a free-lance environmental educator/entertainer since 1986.  He developed his first program, Pierre Bottineau, during the summer of 1983 and continues to portray the voyageur along with several other characters in his work to promote environmental education and awareness. To view a listing of available programs, visit If you wish to schedule a Program, please contact our office.



Water Festival

The Morton County Soil Conservation District, along with the State Water Commission, sponsor an annual Water Festival for 5th grade students throughout the county.  The festival consists of many different hands-on sessions.  Each class can attend four 25-minute sessions during the festival.  Presenters are professionals from various government agencies and educational institutions.



Living Ag Classroom

The Morton County SCD also participates in the Living Ag Classroom held during the Agri-International sponsored by KFYR.  The District usually partners with the ND Department of Health to present a 6-minute educational session on water quality.


Ethan Gress, District Technician and Chance Porsborg, Watershed Coordinator

2023 Living Ag Classroom

ND Envirothon

Morton County SCD staff assist with the Lewis and Clark Regional Competition of ND Envirothon, held annually in Washburn at the 4H Camp. Great opportunity High School student teams to compete after a year of education in their classrooms with a coach.

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