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Resource Conservation Workshop

Resource Conservation Workshop

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The Resource Conservation Workshop is a weeklong intensive study and hands on conservation workshop requiring student application and participation in a wide range of conservation topics.  The workshop is intended to engage students to learn about natural resources and their management in today’s environment. Students participate in field study, tours, hands-on sessions as well as evening activities that focus on college-decision making and career decisions.  Awards and scholarships are won and presented to the students under several awards programs.

The Resource Conservation Workshop students stay on campus at NC State in dormitories and attend workshop sessions in Williams Hall, Lake Wheeler Soils Field Lab as well as field studies at Falls Lake State Recreation Area and Clemmons State Educational Forest in Clayton.

The Resource Conservation Workshop is sponsored by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in conjunction with the Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter - Soil and Water Conservation Society of America, N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the Soil Science Department of N.C. State University.

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Program participants are selected through their local Soil and Water Conservation District. Contact your local SWCD district in January of each year to find out their application process and dates. To find your SWCD visit here.



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Program Files


Peruse an overview of the schedule of what you might do at the Resource Conservation WorkshopView PDF



Love soils? Think wildlife is super? This is a list of all the RCW professionals. RCW alum - feel free to contact us!View PDF



Watch a snapshot of the RCW program, created by the Durham SWCD.View PDF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QiBfkAUPtE

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