EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Gallatin Conservation District offers an array of educational resources, events, and opportunities for youth, adults, and community events throughout the year.
Scholarships: The Gallatin Conservation District offers a $1000 scholarship in honor of long time Gallatin Conservation District board member and rancher, John Venhuizen every year. This scholarship is available to any graduate from a Gallatin County high school seeking a degree in conservation, natural resources, or agriculture from a MT post-secondary school. Check out this and other scholarship opportunities on our scholarships page.
Education & Outreach Center: The Education & Outreach Center (EOC) provides the public with an outdoor area which demonstrates conservation practices of natural resources landowners can implement. The EOC is a place where educational, hands-on learning opportunities occur for youth and adults.
Youth Education: The Gallatin Conservation District believes that our conservation future lies in the hands of today’s youth. We are involved in many different projects and workshops to help educate and inspire land stewardship with our youth throughout the year. We also have a number of natural-resource educational resources available for educators of all kinds.
Summer Stewards: Our annual Summer Stewards program occurs every Thursday from mid June – Mid August. This is our main youth education program during the summer and we look forward to it every year! Check out the Summer Stewards page for this year’s schedule.
Adult Education: The Conservation District conducts workshops and seminars throughout the year specializing in land management and related conservation topics. Our goal is to empower landowners and other community members with the necessary tools and resources for optimal natural resource-based management. Check out our calendar for upcoming events and checkout the landowner resource tabs for more information about living next to water, pollinators, and noxious weeds. We are able to provide more education as needed so if you have an idea for a workshop or something you’d like to learn more about, please let us know!