Classroom Programs in Full Swing!

You can just feel in in the air! Spring has sprung, and now's the time many teachers are thinking about scheduling all of those "extra" fun learning activities before the end of the year.

Holmes SWCD offers a wide variety of in-classroom programs for almost any grade level. But now is the time to call our office (330-674-2811) to get those visits scheduled. In fact, this week alone, we'll be conducting in-classroom programs for 140 Holmes County students as they learn about what trees need to survive through our Every Tree for Itself Earth Day program.

Killbuck 1st graders work on gathering sunlight, water, and nutrients to help their trees survive.

Killbuck 1st graders work on gathering sunlight, water, and nutrients to help their trees survive.

It was Every Tree for Itself in a battle of tree survival with Killbuck Elementary 1st graders!

It was Every Tree for Itself in a battle of tree survival with Killbuck Elementary 1st graders!

Every child makes their own "tree cookie" timeline of their life.

Every child makes their own "tree cookie" timeline of their life.

Our programs cover everything from soil science to the water cycle and from amphibians to the adaptations of the wild turkey. A complete list of available classroom programs is available to download on our website, and call our office at 330-674-2811 for more information.


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A Holmes County native, Jane joined the Holmes SWCD staff in 2015 after spending 16 years in public relations for a land-grant university. She holds a BS with distinction in agricultural communication from Purdue University and her master's program in mass communication at Purdue focused on science and risk communication. Jane has a passion for education youth about the science of conservation and agriculture and is an active volunteer in local 4-H and Scout programs. She is excited to bring that passion back to Holmes County where she manages educational outreach programs, social media, and fiscal administration for the district. Jane raises horses and sheep on the family farm where she was raised south of Nashville along with her husband Craig and her three children: Aubree, Garrett & Tristan. You can reach Jane at 330-674-2811 or jhouin@co.holmes.oh.us