Education Programs

 Below you will see different tabs listing various grades.  Be sure to click on the specific grade button you are interested in.  On that specific grade's page, you will see examples of popular programs offered at Munnell Run Farm.  Click on the hyperlink you are interested in and more details will be provided for the program.

If you have an idea for a program you would like to request, be sure to check in with us.  The Mercer County Conservation District's environmental education staff, located at Munnell Run Farm, are willing to work with you to develop a program to meet your specific needs and desires, whether it be here on the farm or out on the road.  Call (724) 662-2242 or email jmccullough@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us.

Envirothon! The Envirothon is a fun, environmental learning competition for teams of up to 5 students in grades 9 through 12. Students answer questions at five stations to test their knowledge of wildlife, forestry, soils, aquatic environments, and current environmental issues. Our local competition is held jointly with the Crawford County Conservation District in May of each year at Pymatuning State Park, and the winning team goes on to the state competition. The state winner proceeds to the national event. Students study after school, with a teacher acting as the team advisor. A materials list and study materials are provided. A school may have more than one team entered into the competition. Interested teachers or students may learn more about the Envirothon by visiting www.envirothonpa.org 

“Farm to You” Teaching Trunks: Six totally self-contained teaching trunks with lesson plans are available for loan to teachers on the following topics: poultry and eggs, grains, integrated pest management, dairy, fiber production, and farming in Pennsylvania.  Please contact us at 724-662-2242 for more information or to schedule the use of a trunk. 

Pymatuning-Shenango Watershed Challenge: The Pymatuning/Shenango Watershed Challenge is an environmental education competition held annually at Munnell Run Farm for students in grades 6-8. The idea is simple – the event combines the concepts of hands-on education with the exhilaration of a good competition and the fun of spending a day in the great outdoors. Students, scout groups, 4-H clubs, and home school groups located within the Shenango River Watershed (Mercer, Crawford and Lawrence Counties in PA and Ashtabula and Trumbull County in OH) are eligible to enter up to two teams of 3 to 5 students. Participants are tested on their knowledge of natural resources in the following categories: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Watersheds and Wildlife. Contest rules, reference materials, registration forms, and prizes will be provided by the Penn Ohio Watershed Association and its partners. For more information, contact Amy Reeher at 330-637-2056, ext. 111 or at reehera@embarqmail.com or call MCCD at 724-662-2242.     
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