• Shelby Roberts

Scott SWCD looking for Youth Education Specialists

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

We are requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms for a special project to enhance our existing youth conservation education program.

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Every fall, we at the Scott SWCD host a week-long Outdoor Education Days (OED) for 5th grade students in Scott County. The event brings 1200 students from 15 different 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 over 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 wants to make their youth education program wider and more accessible for students. To make this happen, the Scott SWCD 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 5th-8th

  • 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 our RFP document below for additional application and program information.


Responses to our RFP must be received by November 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM CST. Submittals must be in PDF format and emailed to Shelby Roberts at sroberts@scottswcd.org. Hard copies and other digital formats other then PDF will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Shelby at 952-492-5448.