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School Programs and Educational Materials

RCRCD serves schools in the Alvord, Corona-Norco, Riverside, and portions of Colton, Val Verde, and Lake Elsinore Unified School Districts. Riverside is also home to the California School for the Deaf and Sherman Institute for Native Americans. In addition, there are many home school groups, charter schools, youth organizations, and an increasing number of organized “after-school” programs within RCRCD boundaries.

Educational materials, programs, school garden planning support, and mini-grants are provided free of charge to teachers, students, and home schooling families who reside or work within the Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District. Those who reside outside of the service area may purchase RCRCD created materials.

May contain: Resource Educator presenting to students that are raising their hands.

    Free Materials for Educators

    The Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District provides free educational materials to elementary, middle and high school teachers, youth group leaders and homeschooling families, in an effort to encourage the study of natural resources and their conservation.

    To request this year's free materials, including booklets and posters, click here.

    High School

    May contain: Table display of RCRCD booth at an outreach event.

    The Soil Biology Primer and other materials are provided free of charge to interested teachers of high schools. The Soil Biology Primer is an introduction to the living component of soil. The book explains how soil contributes to agricultural productivity and to air and water quality. The Primer describes the soil food web and how it relates to soil health, with chapters about bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, earthworms, and more. The 48-page, full color book includes nearly 30 photo enlargements of microscopic soil creatures. The book was developed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and published by the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America. A copy of the Soil Biology Primer was donated to each school library.

    To order free high school materials, use the form below.


    For questions about ordering materials, please contact Erin Snyder at