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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Educator Workshops, Classes & Trainings

Upcoming Educator Workshops/Classes:

There are no upcoming workshops at this time!

Current workshop information:

Digging Into Soil Teacher Workshop

Please join us for an educator workshop focused on all things soil! Participants will dig deeper into soil, unearthing information about soil types, horizons, soil organisms, fossils, erosion, Ohio’s geologic history and so much more. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field as Franklin Soil and Water Staff and guest presenters from Orton Geologic Museum, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and SWACO share interdisciplinary lessons/learning activities through hands-on investigations. Participants will leave the workshop with new information, lessons/materials and community resources that can be used in the classroom to connect students to our local community/environment.

The content presented in this workshop has been created for students in grades 3-8, however we believe the content can be adapted for younger elementary and high school students. We welcome all educators, in all grade levels and subject areas, to attend this workshop.

Workshop Dates/Times:

Monday, August 7, 2023 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Meet at Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District 1404 Goodale Blvd. Suite 100

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Meet at Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District 1404 Goodale Blvd. Suite 100

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Meet at Orton Geological Museum, Ohio State University 155 South Oval Mall

*Tuesday Afternoon includes an outdoor field trip at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Participants should be prepared for outdoor conditions and moderate physical activity that includes a 2-mile roundtrip hike (stops will be made along the route; stairs will be encountered) both on and off-trail. Sturdy hiking shoes, insect repellent, hats/sunscreen/sunglasses and reusable water bottles are strongly recommended. Reasonable accommodations will be made for those that are unable to participate in this field activity. Please indicate any concerns related to this activity on the registration form or by emailing Amy Tressler. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation to/from Blendon Woods Metro Park.

Registration Cost:
• $50 payable to Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District (Fee covers take-home workshop materials)
• 1 semester hour of credit is also available for this course through Ashland University for an additional $190.


• Please visit to register for this workshop.
• Participants interested in taking this course for university credit through Ashland University Founders School of Continuing Education will complete registration forms and payment ($190) on the first day of the workshop.


Cancellation Policy:

It is Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s policy not to refund registration fees, money received for products (trees, rain barrels, guides, etc.) or fees for service unless there is an error on our part. Any requests for exceptions to this policy need to be forwarded to the Director for final resolution. Any exceptions will carefully balance need for full accountability of public funds with need for good public relations.