Operation Soil Education

Operation Soil Education consists of supplying copies of the S. K. Worm coloring and activity books to as many kindergarten and third grade students as possible. The project will cover Erie Basin RC&D’s ten County area. Approximately 15,250 books will be distributed to over 575 classes. The books will help kindergarten and third grade educators in teaching soil structure, soil biology, soil and food relationship, and the importance of this country’s greatest natural resource; its soil.


Having a worm explain soils from its perspective will help educators teach soils in an informative and fun way. The S. K. Worm books will serve as a catalyst to increase student awareness and improve student achievement in Department of Education Earth Science standards for soils. It will also help the students to be better land managers when they grow up. The vast majority of students in Ohio have not had the opportunity to grow up on a working farm and therefore do not have a solid soil food connection. This project in a small way will help remedy this situation. 


We will add adjacent counties if we exceed our funding goals. Wouldn't it be great if we could cover the whole state?


There are many ways for you to partner with us to make Operation Soil Education a success. First get the word out, share our campaign with your friends and families, work with your local schools to raise funds to bring these fun educational books to your school, and if you are able, make a contribution. Besides the satisfaction of knowing you are having a positive impact on future decision makers, we are also offering some great perks. Our perks are high quality unique one of a kind promotional items that were developed for the S. K. Worm project.


$5 - You will receive two Temporary S. K. Worm Tattoos and a BIG thank you card! 

$25 - In addition to knowing you have provided over 65 S. K. Worm books to area children, you will receive the $5 perks and the S. K. Worm Activity Book and recognition on our website.

$50 - In addition to knowing you have provided over 130 S. K. Worm books to area children, you will receive the $25 perks and the S. K. Worm Coloring Book.

$100 - In addition to knowing you have provided over 260 S. K. Worm books to area children, you will receive the $50 perks and an S. K. Worm Tee Shirt. We have a limited supply of shirts that were died with soil from this area. When we run out of these we will provide white shirts with the S. K. Worm logo that you can soil yourself. This donation level includes an Individual Annual Partner Membership with the Erie Basin Resource Conservation and Development.

$500 - In addition to knowing you have provided over 1,300 S. K. Worm books to area children, you will receive the $100 perks and a limited edition mini S. K. Worm. This donation level includes a Lifetime Partnership Membership with the Erie Basin Resource Conservation and Development.

$1,000 - In addition to knowing you have provided over 2,600 S. K. Worm books to area children, you will receive the $100 perks and use of the S. K. Worm animatronics model for one day free of charge. Transportation charges may apply if we need to transport S. K. Worm over 100 miles.

$5,000 - In addition to knowing you have provided over 13,000 S. K. Worm books to area children,  you will receive the $1,000 perks and have your name or the name of your organization printed on the cover of the books with a special thanks.

       

 

If you have any questions please contact Mike Patterson email at inhishands1958@gmail.com.

Remember:    SAVE A WORM – GO FLY FISHING!!!

 

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