A Resource Conservation Workshop is held each summer on the campus of NC State University. The event is a week of intensive study focusing on the management of natural resources and requires students' participation in a wide range of conservation topics. The Davidson District co-sponsored the workshop with the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission, NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the NC Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America.
This year, our District sponsored 2 students to attend the workshop during the week of June 24th - 29th. Thomas Sturdivant, a rising senior at central Davidson High School and Grace Gooding, a rising sophomore at West Davidson High School were selected to attended the Resource Conservation Workshop at NC State University.
Thomas and Grace met with other students from across the state. The participants receive guidance from natural resource professionals to win cash awards and scholarship money. They learned about soil characteristics, soil conservation, non-agricultural uses for soils, wildlife, fisheries management, forest management, air quality, water quality and watershed management.
Congratulations to these students for a successful week. The students gave a report on their experiences from the workshop at our Annual Awards Banquet.
Pictured below are Thomas Sturdivant, Chairman David Smith, Grace Gooding.