Educate and Enlighten

The Delaware SWCD offers the following resources for educators to use.  To make a reservation, contact us.


District Sponsored Resources:

Delaware SWCD has a variety of Conservation Education-based resources that can be used by local educators in and out of the classroom. These resources are reviewed annually to ensure that Delaware SWCD can continue to provide any materials that might be needed and required in order to implement the resources successfully.  These resources are subject to availability.



Soil Tunnel:

This tool helps teach about soil layers, drainage, organisms that live in the soil, soil variance among different land uses, and conservation.  The inflatable soil tunnel is very portable.  It includes a trailer for transport and storage.  Educational activities and talking points are also included.  Available to local teachers free of charge.  Soil tunnel rental information for organizations outside of Delaware County can be discussed by calling (740) 368-1921.

To reserve, please contact us.

With information on the inside and outside of the Soil Tunnel, your visitors will have plenty of interesting details to explore!

Key Concepts the Soil Tunnel Covers:

  • Soil Layers

  • Soil Drainage

  • Soil Functions

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention

  • Impacts of Land Use on Soil

  • Soil Organisms

  • Soil Conservation

Don’t have space outside? Maybe it unexpectedly rains on your event day. No problem. Use the Soil Tunnel inside as well.

Special Thanks

This tunnel and storage trailer were made possible through a grant received from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.


Soil-Tunnel Exploration Guide

Soil Tunnel Set-Up Instructions

Soil Tunnel Take-Down Instructions



Our partners at the Franklin SWCD compiled Online Interactive Resources (PDF)
(Interactive tools for assessment/evaluation, content-rich resources, and ideas for making learning more engaging).

Terrific Resources in Central Ohio (TREE), a consortium of agencies working together to promote environmental
information through presentations, programs, resources and events in Central Ohio, compiled TREE Outdoor and On-line Resource List (PDF).  These resources are great for teachers and parents alike!