Columbia, SC—Brooke Broadway Scott has been named the SC 2015 K-6th Grade Conservation Teacher of the Year by the SC Association of Conservation Districts (SCACD). She was nominated for this award by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD), which recognized her as Richland County’s Conservation Teacher of the Year in 2014. Scott is the third Richland County nominee to receive this award in the past three years.
As a 4th Grade Project-Based Learning Instructor at Sandlapper Elementary in Richland School District Two, Scott spearheaded several school conservation initiatives including schoolwide recycling of more than 25 items, Great American Clean Up activities, Cans for Conservation, Shoes4Water, a Recycled Art Gala, Earth Day Recycling Extravaganza, and more. In Fall 2014, she transferred to Deerfield Elementary in Lexington School District One and kicked off a series of conservation projects in her new school community, including composting and tree-planting events. She has received several community grants to support these projects, including Palmetto Pride, DHEC’s Champions of the Environment, an R2 Innovates Award, and the Michelin Golden Apple Teacher Grant.
Scott believes in environmental project-based education which helps students learn to care about the planet, their community, and each other. “I want our students to feel they are leaders who are making great things happen,” she says.
Scott was recognized at the SCACD Annual Banquet on February 24th.
Brooke Scott and her husband, Scottie, at the 2015 SCACD Awards Banquet
Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise planning and use of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County.
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone (803) 576-2080
Fax (803) 576-2088