The Maryland Department of Agriculture works closely with soil conservation districts (SCDs) to educate youngsters on the benefits of clean water, productive soil and a healthy food supply. SCD-sponsored soil judging contests, classroom visits, conservation camps and career workshops help promote a sense of environmental responsibility and interest in our young people.
Other Educational Materials:
Welcome to Your Watershed Interactive Game
Learn how our actions on the land can affect the health of streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Players explore the many connections between people and the water—both on the farm and in their schools and neighborhoods. Welcome to Your Watershed is targeted for students in grades 2-8. Take the quiz after you’ve played the game.
Maryland's Lawn Fertilizer Law
Maryland's new lawn fertilizer law contains important new requirements for homeowners to follow when fertilizing their lawns. The law also requires lawn care professionals hired by residents to be certified and undergo training approved by MDA. Learn more.
Maryland Envirothon for High School Students
MDA works closely with local soil conservation districts statewide to educate youngsters on the benefits of clean water, productive soil and a healthy food supply. A highlight of these efforts is the Envirothon, a field oriented natural resources competition for high school students interested in learning about the outdoors. Learn more...