2019 Natural Resources Conservation Workshop (NRCW)

2018 GA Conservation District Scholarship winner Rhys Medcalfe.

2018 GA Conservation District Scholarship winner Rhys Medcalfe.

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.

GACD is managing registration for this year's workshop so you may notice it will be slightly different.  Interested students must first complete the online registration located on our website at www.abac.edu/nrcw . GACD's District Program Assistants who represent Georgia's 40 Conservation Districts will reach out and work one on one with the students to get their paperwork properly filled out and submitted back to GACD Management for final review (no paperwork should be sent directly to ABAC). The DPAs will secure the signatures from parents, Conservation District Supervisors, and NRCS representatives.  The GACD management will upload the information to the NRCW headquarters at ABAC where it will be combined with the payments in order to complete the registration process and email confirmations.  (Payments will come directly to the workshop at ABAC.)  We believe this new system will allow for the students to have more contact and assistance at the local level and still involve all of our partners. 

Flyers and brochures to advertise the workshop are available online at our website or through your local District Program Assistant.

Last year, GACD and Georgia Conservation Districts awarded a $6,500 scholarship to Rhys Medcalfe of Richmond County. Thank you to the following Districts who donated towards the 2018 Scholarship: Alapaha, Altamaha, Blue Ridge Mountain, Broad River, Catoosa County, Central Georgia, Coastal, Cobb County, Columbia County, Coosa River, Flint River, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Henry County, Lamar County, Limestone Valley, Lincoln County, Lower Chattahoochee River, McDuffie County, Middle South Georgia, Oconee River, Ocmulgee River, Ogeechee River, Ohoopee River, Piedmont, Pine Mountain, Rockdale County, Satilla River, Stephens County, Towaliga, Upper Chattahoochee River, Walton County, Warren County, and West Georgia.

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.

Register online at www.abac.edu/nrcw .