Educator/Teacher Tools

Would you like to add something special to your class activities?  How about a portable stream or watershed!

streamulator1Summit SWCD provides educational models on loan at no charge, to public and private schools, home schoolers, youth groups, church groups, parks and recreation educators, and any other group in Summit County wishing to use them for educational purposes.  We also have educational displays and printed materials as well as information on how to get and use free materials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.  As time allows, we will come to the classroom or youth group meeting and give presentations on subjects that fit the classroom area of interest or project focus. 


  • Enviroscapes (2)
  • Water Treatment SWEET Enviroscape
  • Enviroscape Springfield schoolStream Table (Streamulator)
  • Ground Water Model
  • Soils Bag & Soils Probe
  • Macroinvertebrate Sampling Equipment
  • Storm Drain Marking Materials
  • Sepup & Fruitvale

Classroom Presentations:

  • Soils Unearthed
  • What on Earth are Rocks and Minerals
  • Soil Biology for Kids
  • Invasive Plants
  • Storm Drain Marking
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Watershed

Educational Displays:

  • Lake & Pond Ecosystem
  • Macroinvertebrate
  • Wetland
  • Composting