Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Natural Resources Conservation Workshop to be held June 9-13, 2019 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA.
Available to Georgia’s Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. (Students who have previously attended the workshop are not eligible)
Workshop focuses on the value, protection, and conservation of Georgia’s wildlife, forestry, soil, and water resources, including conservation in Georgia’s mining industry. More than $17,000 in college scholarships will be awarded during the workshop. Features field trips, classroom instruction, and recreational activities.
Early Bird Registration Deadline May 1, 2019. *Tuition: $175 prior to May 1st, $200 after May 1st
Tuition is usually provided to the students by local Conservation Districts, local businesses, and individuals.
Stewardship Week was established in 1955 by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) to bring attention to the stewardship of our country's natural resources. It is celebrated each year from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. Conservation districts host field days, workshops, and other events to demonstrate the benefits of conservation and encourage the responsible use of resources. Outreach materials and suggestions for activities to celebrate Stewardship Week may be found on NACD's website.
Conservation Districts throughout the state host field days throughout the year with local partners to demonstrate conservation practices, technologies, or methods to local producers and landowners. Field days are a great way to educate others from the community about best management practices and provide outreach about programs offered through the District or District's partners.
Workshops conducted by Conservation Districts are another effective method of outreach and education for citizens throughout the state. Topics vary by region and district and are organized based on guidance from District Supervisors.
Some Conservation Districts are creative with sponsorships, hosting special events in their local communities throughout the year. This also varies by District, but some exciting special events include Wildlife Shows at area schools, outdoor classrooms, or sponsoring teacher grants for special projects.
The Voice of Conservation in Georgia
GACD, PO Box 1134, Ringgold, GA 30736 ◆1-833-411-GACD ◆ firstname.lastname@example.org