Scott SWCD looking for Youth Education Specialists

The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms for a special project to enhance an existing youth conservation education program.

Every fall, the Scott SWCD hosts a week-long Outdoor Education Days (OED) for fifth grade students in Scott County. The event brings 1,200 students from 15 schools on a journey through conservation, teaching everything from the water cycle to the composition of Minnesota forests–and, most importantly, what we can all do to protect and preserve our environment. This event has been beloved by students and teachers alike for 35 years. And now, the Scott SWCD wants to make the program mobile.

With a global expansion of learning environments and technologies, the Scott SWCD aims to make their youth education program wider and more accessible for students. To make this happen, the organization has an open Request for Proposals (RFP) for an education contractor to help enhance the existing OED curriculum.

With the program expansion, the Scott SWCD aims to:

  • Ensure academic lessons are consistent with Minnesota Academic Standards
  • Expand the program not only to 5th grade students, but all students grades 5-8
  • Modify existing lesson plans to make them adaptable in any environment (i.e. outdoors, in classrooms, or online)
  • Continue to provide fun and exciting lessons on conservation

If you or your firm has interest, please download the RFP here.

Responses to our RFP must be received by November 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CST. Submittals must be in PDF format and emailed to Shelby Roberts at Hard copies and other digital formats other than PDF will not be accepted. for questions, please contact Shelby at 952-492-5448.