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Education Programs - Resource Conservation Workshop

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RCW - Resource Conservation Workshop

The Resource Conservation Workshop is held in Raleigh on the campus of North Carolina State University. All districts are encouraged to select an outstanding student to represent your district at this workshop.

Suggestions for Selecting and Supporting Students

  1. Decide if the district intends to sponsor one or more students.
  2. Appoint a committee to interview candidates. Your committee could be made up of district supervisors, Cooperative Extension Service personnel, vo-ag teachers, District Conservationist or other agency personnel.
  3. Secure names of students from high school counselors, vo-ag teachers, scout leaders, Envirothon advisors, Extension 4-H leaders or other professionals in natural resource areas.
  4. Choose a student delegate and one alternate.
  5. Contact your student delegate nominee and secure his/her commitment to attend the workshop.
  6. Complete the online application form and return, along with enrollment fee made payable to the "NCASWCD", no later than June 1st.
  7. Provide, directly to your student, enough money for 11 meals other than organized meals that are included as part of the week's planned activities.
  8. Arrange transportation for your student to and from Raleigh.
  9. Arrange for local publicity in your district.
  10. Ask your student to attend your district's board meeting both before and after the workshop to learn workshop objectives and report on his/her workshop experiences.

NOTE: Students must have written permission from his/her parents to leave the NCSU campus at any time except for planned activities that are part of the workshop. Forms are provided in the student and parent package (e-mailed from the division). Please have the student bring these permission forms to registration on Sunday afternoon.

NOTE: Students must have permission from their parents to drive a vehicle while at the workshop.

Selected Student Registration

Your district should plan to fill out the online registration form for SELECTED CANDIDATES ONLY; this form should be completed, and a copy of the confirmation e-mail and $425.00 payment for each student (registration payments for multiple students from a district may be combined in a single check made to "NCASWCD"), should be mailed to NCASWCD, P.O. Box 27943, Raleigh NC 27611, no later than June 1st. No refunds will be permitted after June 5th.

Online registration for selected candidates is available HERE.

If you need additional information about the workshop, please contact Ralston James at 704.880.0768 or the division at 919.707.3770; if you have questions about the registration process, please contact Heather Reichert at 919.707.3774.

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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