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Resource Conservation Workshop (RCW)

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

Workshop Description:
The RCW is a weeklong intensive study and hands-on workshop requiring student application and participation in a wide range of conservation topics. Students are housed in NC State University campus dormitories under the guidance of live-in counselors. In order to achieve success, students should come prepared to apply themselves to meet the primary objective of this workshop -- learning about natural resources and their management in today's environment. Awards and scholarships are won and presented to students under several awards programs. For a complete description click 2014 RCW

Workshop Dates:
The Resource Conservation District will be held June 22-27, 2014.

The Resource Conservation Workshop is designed to accommodate up to 104 students. (The eight Association Areas each nominate and sponsor two counselors who are charged with overseeing a group of up to 13 students.)

Participant Eligibility:
The workshop is for students who have demonstrated an interest in natural resource conservation. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND. Priority should be given to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students may participate only once in the workshop. The intent is to seek out students who have not made up their minds about attending college.

District Sponsorship:
Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors one student at the workshop. The student must attend a high school in Mecklenburg County. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or principal is encouraged.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2014.


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