Poster Contest - Each year the District sponsors a Poster Contest for Kindergarten thru 3rd grade classes. Posters are class projects. The winning class receives their choice of a pizza or ice cream party. The 2023 winner was Mr. Collington's class at Kenneth Garnder Elementary School.
Essay Contest - The Conservation District holds an essay contest each year for grades 4 - 8. The 2023 topic was Watersheds. The students' essays investigated how watersheds help us and how our actions affect the watershed. The County Winner was chosen from all the winners of each grade and the County Winner for 2023 was Katie Stanton.
The Teacher of the County Winner was Ms. Parker and she will be eligible to receive a cash prize to be used for conservation concerns in her classroom.
Photography Contest - The Conservation District sponsors a photography contest for students in the 9 -12 grades. Students may enter in any of the four categories: Trees and Plants, Native Wildlife, Landscapes, or Rural Life.
Senior Conservation Achievement Award - This $500.00 award is available to college bound seniors with an interest in one of the many fields of conservation.
Earth Day: Earth Day is April 22 and each year the Conservation District observes it by providing conservation educational information. This year the WSWCD gave activity booklets that teach about our soils to the 125 5th grade students at Kenneth Gardner Elementary School.
Teacher's Classroom Award - Each year the District offers an award to assist with conservation education in the classroom. It is available to a 6th grade class. The award is given to the winning teacher to be used for his or her classroom. The 2023 winner was Ms. Shywanna Thomas at Hemingway M B Lee Middle School Ms. Thomas's class took a very educational trip to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia where they explored animal diversity, structural adaptations, and various animal processes. They completed a team based scavenger hunt and took the Conservation Around the World tour offered by the zoo.
Pickney Leadership Camp: The Pinckney 4H Leadership Conference is a week long camp for rising 10th and 11th grade students which is held on the Clemson campus. The activities include leadership workshops, team building, community engagement, whitewater rafting and more. The District sponsors 2 students to attend.
Commissioner's School for Agriculture: - This week long program which is held at Clemson University, is for rising 11th and 12th grade students with a genuine interest in the fields of agriculture and natural resources. The District will sponsor a county student if accepted.
FFA Competition: Each year the South Carolina Future Farmers of America and Horry Georgetown Technical College host the Wildlife Career Development Event at the HGTC campus. At this competition over 200 high school students from across the state who are interested in managing our natural resources in the future compete. The Williamsburg Conservation District assists each year with the competition.