Middle Peninsula natural resource conservation nonprofit group wants to send a young environmentalist to Youth Conservation Camp.
According to a news release from the Three Rivers and Water Conservation District, members would like to sponsor a high school student to attend a conservation camp at Virginia Tech from July 8-14.
Three Rivers and Water Conservation District covers the Middle Peninsula and counties of King William, King and Queen and Essex. The organization focuses on protecting and conserving natural resources to benefit and educate the community.
The Youth Conservation Camp will expand the student’s knowledge of conservation of natural resources and will involve mostly outdoor and hands on learning, with minimal indoor classroom time.
Activities at the camp include the ecology of lakes, canoeing in the New River, hiking the Cascades and touring Virginia Tech’s agriculture research farm.
Campers will have the opportunity to learn and share the experience with other youths from across the commonwealth, as well as develop leadership skills.
Eligible participants must be in grades 9-12. Those who previously attended will not be considered.
Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District education and outreach coordinator Waring Baylor said the sponsorship includes payment for the camp tuition of $550. It does not include transportation to and from the camp.
To be considered for sponsorship, interested students must fill out an application and send it to Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District by May 1. To get an application, email Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District education and outreach coordinator Waring Baylor at email@example.com.
For more information on the camp and Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation, call Baylor at 804-443-2327 ext. 4. or visit the group’s website, threeriversswcd.org.