Programs and Field Trips


Virtual Programs - free
Currently all programs are being offered virtually. Please email Lynn to discuss how we can best to tailor this to fit you. We can offer virtual presentations, demonstrations, Q & A sessions, and more. 
Online educational resources -free
To aid this virtual education, Butler SWCD and partners have created an online educational resource site. It is free, but does require registration. It is a google site, making it possible for you to download the worksheets and other resources to your google classroom. 


Butler SWCD offers free programs to the residents of Butler County including youth groups, homeschool groups, schools, and adult groups such as garden clubs.



To Schedule: Contact Lynn: By email or at 513-785-6666 to schedule a program. The calendar opens up on August 1 to begin scheduling for the school year. Often the schedule is filled by the end of October for the entire school year.


Due to the number of requests there is a:

  • minimum of 12 attendees per program

  • and a maximum of two programs per year.

Girl scout program in creek
Youth Groups:
4H Clubs, scouts, girl scouts, American Heritage girls etc.

Topics include: soil conservation, water, wildlife, and fossils.  Let us know what you are interested in and we will adapt to fit your needs and the age of the children. All programs involve a hands-on activity.


Location: We can come to you, meet in a park, or use the meeting rooms in our building.


Length: we will adapt the lenght of the program to fit you needs.


When: We do provide programs during the evening and sometimes on weekends. The calendar fills up early, so please contact us as far in advance as possible.


Group Size: Minimim group size (including adults) is 12. So far we haven't hit a maximum, however this will depend upon the program.



Worm program at Butler County school
Classroom Presentations

Due to limited staffing and the high demand of our programs, our Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the District to limit our in-person classroom programs to grades 2 -12.  Educators in grades Prek-1 can still borrow our loan items for free and attend our educational workshops.


All school programs are developed with the science standards in mind. The programs all include a hands-on component. Topics can include a variety of natural resource themes, including:

  • Water quality

  • Water pollution

  • Changes to the environment: Both human and animal

  • Landforms

  • Fossils

  • Soil: formation, properties, erosion, etc.

  • Rock Cycle

  • Minerals

  • Wildlife

  • Worms and Composting

  • Maps

Please see the following pdf for a list of programs for your grade level and their correlations with the Ohio Science Standards (grades prek-8). High school educators can contact Lynn directly to discuss their specific needs.

Education Survey

If you have received an education program from Butler SWCD, please complete this 2 minute survey. Your feedback will allow us to develop the programs and services that our local educators and students need.

Stream biology class for adults
Adult Audiences

Butler SWCD provides a variety of programs for adult audiences. These programs can be adapted to fit your time requirements. Our speakers can either come out to your usual meeting location, or we can often book a room in our building.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Rain Gardens

  • Rain Barrels

  • Wildlife Gardening

  • Composting

  • Pond Maintenance

  • Soils

  • Water Quality