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Natural Resources Conservation Workshop

June 11-15, 2017

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.

Information about the Program:

  • Camp takes place at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA
  • 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, 2017.

*Tuition:  $175 prior to May 1st/
$200 after May 1st

All Registrations must be received by June 1!

2017 NRCW Application Process

Step 1:  Complete the online NRCW Student Information.  Be sure to click submit upon completion.

Step 2:  Print and complete the following:

2017 NRCW Required Releases and Medical Information Form


2017 Sponsorship and Payment Information

Special Notes:  The 2017 NRCW Required Releases and Medical Information form must be filled out completely and signed by  parent/guardian prior to submitting it to your local office.  Section A on the 2017 Sponsorship and Payment Information Form must also be completed.

Step 3: Submit these forms to your local USDA NRCS office/Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission representative. Your local contacts will be able to assist you with the necessary signatures and/or sponsorships – Sponsorship to cover the tuition to attend NRCW  may be available through local NRCS office and/or the  Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Use the following links to locate your local contact.


Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission Map

Step 4:  Local NRCS office and/or Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission representative will complete Section B of the Sponsorship and Payment form.

Step 5:  The completed  “Required Releases, Medical Information, and Transportation Form” and the “Sponsorship and Payment Form” will be returned the following address for processing:

Natural Resources Conservation Workshop
ABAC 8, 2802 Moore Highway
Tifton, GA 31793

Step 6:  ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION- You will receive an Acceptance Email once  all   steps have been completed and your paperwork has been received and processed by the workshop personnel.

Reminder:  In order to receive the Early Bird Registration Fee of $175, all information must be received by the workshop office by May 1, 2017.  Applications submitted after May 1, 2017 must include the $200 registration fee.  All applications must be completed by June 1, 2017 in order to attend the 2017 workshop. NO refunds after June 1st.

Other Helpful Links

Natural Resources Workshop_2017 Press Release                2017 Flyer               2017 Brochure

If you are planning to rid the District-Sponsored Buses….

NRCW – Bus Ride Information

Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission coordinates two buses that make various scheduled stops in order to transport workshop attendees to and from the workshop.  The scheduled bus routes and pick-up/drop-off locations for 2017 are listed  below:

In order to secure bus ride to the workshop, please follow the attached link:
2017 Bus Reservations – CLOSED FOR THE 2017 Workshop

Be sure to complete your Bus Boarding Pass below:
2017 Bus Boarding Pass
(You must present this pass in order to be allowed to enter the bus.)

For questions or concerns, call John Loughridge at 706-624-1434 or 706-844-3963.
You must have your bus boarding card and medical release information in order to ride bus.   Luggage space is limited!

Camp Necessities and Information 2017

Sponsored by:
Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors
Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Society
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

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