Soil and Water

 Resource Conservation Workshop

The Resource Conservation Workshop is a week-long workshop for high school students to spend time in the field learning about our natural resources and their management in today's environment. The 2017 workshop will be held June 25th - June 30th on the campus of the NC State University in Raleigh. Participants meet and receive guidance from natural resource professionals, win cash awards and scholarship money, and so much more.  Sponsors of the workshop are the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission, NC State University Soil Science Department, and the NC Chapter of the Soil Conservation Society.
 
Students with special interests and aptitudes in conservation areas are eligible to enter their applications to attend the workshop.  Adult counselors will be provided on the basis of one counselor for each 7-8 students. Rising juniors or rising seniors may apply.
 
Davidson Soil and Water Conservation District will assume the expenses for the student or students attending.  Each delegate will be covered by insurance both on and off campus throughout the duration of the workshop.  Students are housed on campus and meals are provided.  
 
Richard Tysinger, a rising junior at Davidson County Homeschool has been selected to attend the 2017 Resource Conservation Workshop. 
 
 
2016 Resource Conservation Workshop June 26th - July 1st.   
The District sponsored 3 students to attend the 2016 RCW.  Matthew Kepley, a rising senior at North Davidson High School, Gracie Ward, a rising junior at Davidson County Homeschool, and Alicia Greer, a rising sophmore at Davidson Homeschool represented the District at the Workshop.  They met with other students from across the state and the participants received guidance from natural resource profrssionals to win cash awards and scholarship money.  Students learned about soil characteristics, soil conservation, wildlife, fisheries management, forest management, air quality, non-agricultural uses for soils, water quality and watershed management.  The students and their parents were invited to our Annual Awards Banquet to report on their experiences during the workshop.
  
 
 
The 2015 Resource Conservation Workshop, June 21st - 26th.    
Sydney Singleton is a rising senior at the North Davidson High School,  Samantha Ralph is also rising senior at Lexington High School, and Joey Mitchell is a rising junior at Davidson Homeschool, all represented the District at the Workshop. They met with other students from across the state and the participants received guidance from natural resource professionals to win cash awards and scholarship money.  Students learned about soil characteristics, soil conservation, wildlife, fisheries management, forest management, air quality, nonagricultural uses for soils, water quality and watershed management. The students and their parents were invited to our Annual Awards Banquet and reported on their experiences during the workshop.
 
Please call us at 336-242-2075 or visit the website for more information and registration forms.     http://www.ncagr.gov/sw/rcw.html