Entrants Sought for the annual Resource Conservation Speech Contest. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA), in cooperation with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of South Dakota, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts is seeking entrants for the Resource Conservation Speech Contest. The contest theme is “Why Manage Water for Conservation?”

All South Dakota students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete for $2,300 in higher education scholarships, provided by the East River and Rushmore Electric power cooperatives and South Dakota Rural Electric Association.Five place winners will be selected at the state level, with scholarships awarded to the top three finalists: first place is $1,100; second place is $750; and third place is $450.All contestants participate in contests coordinated by local conservation districts. Local winners advance to area contests held in seven locations.The top area speakers compete April 23rd, 2016, at the state finals in Pierre. The local contest will be completed by March 26th. Please contact the Codington Conservation District for additional information. Local winners are awarded $50 for 1st place.

Follow this link to find out more information about the contest and to download the application.

Links for Parents, Students and Teachers

SD History for 4th Graders
Smokey Bear Kids
Ranger Rick
Arbor Day kids activities
Conservation Kids Activities
Environmental Kids Club
Big Sioux Water Festival Teacher’s Activity Pages
BSWF Kid’s Page
BSWF Informational Page
Other Great Activities
Nonpoint Source Kids
Contact Information
Codington Conservation District
1720 4th Street NE, Suite #3
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-4989 office