Conservation workshop in June

Published 11:44 am Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The National Resource Conservation Workshop will celebrate 50 years of conservation education at this year’s conference to be held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton June 5-9 for rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students from Georgia.

The NRCW targets students with a desire to learn more about Georgia’s natural resources and the opportunities and responsibilities that come with their use and management.

Experts from universities, local, state and federal natural resource agencies, as well as industry professionals provide students with lectures and hands-on learning to enhance their understanding of Georgia’s vital natural resources. The workshop gives students a unique, one-of-a kind opportunity to learn about Georgia’s soil, water, air, plant, mineral and animal resources from experts in each field.

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More than $17,000 in scholarships will be awarded from this workshop, including a special scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

The executive committee is seeking success stories from former participating students and staff as part of the 50th anniversary celebration.

If you are an alumnus of the workshop or served as a volunteer at the workshop, and you would like to share your story how the NRCW has influenced your life or career path, you are asked to contact the NRCW at (229) 391-5072, or find them on Facebook by searching for the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop and post your story on the discussion forum.

Tuition is $150 per student and is usually provided by local Soil and Water Conservation Districts or local businesses and individuals.

Application information is available online at through local offices of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Georgia Soil and Water conservation Commission, Georgia Forestry Commission, Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division, UGA Cooperative Extension Service and participating organizations.

Application deadline is May 20.