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Education Programs - Resource Conservation Workshop

2018 Program Information


June 24 to June 29, 2018


Sullivan Residence Hall
NC State University (Central Campus)
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018

Program Schedule

  • Sunday - Registration, informal outdoor buffet and orientation
  • Monday - Classes and outdoor study trips
  • Tuesday - Outdoor study trips and career night
  • Wednesday - Outdoor study trips and college orientation
  • Thursday - Outdoor study trips and picnic dinner
  • Friday - Examination, award ceremony (end by 1:30 p.m.)

Subjects to be Covered

  • Soil characteristics and soil conservation
  • Wildlife and fisheries management
  • Forest management
  • Nonagricultural uses for soils
  • Water quality and watershed management


Students will be housed in Sullivan Residence Hall (air conditioned dormitory) on NCSU campus.  Adult counselors will be provided based on one counselor for every 7-8 students.

In case of emergency, call 919.515.2261 (between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.); after 5:00 p.m. call Campus Public Safety at 919.515.3333. Be prepared to identify your student by name along with the specifics of your emergency.


During the week, some organized meals will be provided in conjunction with the workshop. There will be several meals that will need to be purchased separately so bring some cash; numerous eating facilities are available in the vicinity of the dormitory where students are housed where additional meals can be purchased.


Students will be fully covered (except for pre-existing conditions) on and off campus throughout the duration of the workshop. Coverage includes up to $2,500.00 accidental and $500.00 sickness. Medical services may be provided at the University Infirmary or other health care facilities.


A student who has demonstrated an interest in natural resource conservation is eligible to attend. High school graduates are not eligible to attend. Priority should be given to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students may participate only one time in this workshop.


The cost of the workshop is $425.00 per student, which will be paid by the sponsoring district. This includes room, linens, instructional supplies, insurance and planned meal functions. A refrigerator and microwave are provided in most rooms.

In addition, the sponsoring district should provide each student with enough money to cover the cost of food other than organized meals and a parking pass for the week ($20.00). (11 meals - $100.00 is suggested).


OUTDOOR STUDY TRIPS: There will be activities in the field Monday through Thursday. There will be a considerable amount of walking and outdoor exposure so you should bring a cap or hat, full-length jeans, comfortable closed-toe shoes, socks long enough to cover over pant legs to protect from ticks, and sunscreen to protect against sunburn. You may also want to bring insect repellent.

FRIDAY A.M. AND LUNCH: Casual clothing.

RECREATION: Basketball, volleyball, frisbee, swimming, etc. If you wish to participate, bring appropriate clothing. Students may bring basketballs, footballs, frisbees, etc. for after hours recreation.

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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