Education Programs - Resource Conservation Workshop
The Resource Conservation Workshop is sponsored by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in conjunction with the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation, NC State University Crop and Soil Science Department, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter.
The Resource Conservation Workshop is a weeklong workshop and involves study and hands on participation in a wide range of conservation topics. Students are housed at NC State University campus dormitories under the guidance of live-in counselors. In order to achieve success, students should come prepared to meet the primary objective of the workshop -- learning about natural resources and their management in today’s global environment. Awards and scholarships can be won and are presented to students under several awards programs.
For an insider's look at activities during the Resource Conservation Workshop, please see a promotional video prepared by the Durham Soil and Water Conservation District.
The Resource Conservation Workshop is designed to accommodate up to 104 students. The student slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, as registrations with specific student’s names are received. The eight Association Areas each nominate and financially sponsor two individuals who act as counselors and guides to a small group of students.
Students who have demonstrated an interest in natural resource conservation and are nominated by their local soil and water conservation districts are eligible. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND. The Districts should give priority to rising juniors and seniors. Students may participate only one time in this workshop.
The Resource Conservation Workshop is usually held during the last two weeks in June. The Resource Conservation Workshop Planning Committee will issue the upcoming workshop dates and registration materials no later than October 1st of the year. Student registration opens November 1st.
Counselors are selected by Association Areas. Areas agree to pay Counselor registration fees and travel allowances. Area Chairpersons will forward counselor names and registration fees to the Division of Soil and Water Conservation not later than May 1st each year.For more information, please contact Ralston James at firstname.lastname@example.org.