What is "TCW”?
Teachers Conservation Workshop, or TCW, is a practical, hands-on conservation workshop with emphasis on forests and other natural resources. Participants learn by demonstration and practical exercises how conservation practices can be integrated into the classroom. Instructors include professionals from many of Mississippi's forestry-related agencies, organizations, and companies. Participants will be certified to use teaching materials of the nationally acclaimed environmental education curriculum, Project Learning Tree.
This is a highly active workshop, and some activities will require participants to be outside in the heat. Come prepared for nature walks, mill tours, and other outdoor activities. In addition to the scheduled activities, participants enjoy networking. Each workshop offers unique opportunities.
Who is Eligible?
Teachers, school administrators, youth educators, undergraduates, and others may apply. Consideration will be given to teaching duties, subject assignments, the number of times applicant has already attended TCW, as well as the date applications are submitted. Participants may repeat the workshop every five years.
The cost to attend the workshop is $125.00. The fees are not refunded for cancellations less than 10 days prior to the selected workshop. Class size is limited. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail. The deadline for applying is two weeks prior to the selected workshop.
North & South TCW
MFA North and South Teachers Conservation Workshops qualify for 5.0 CEUs each. Overnight dorm lodging is provided with your registration fee, however, you may choose to commute. You will be assigned a roommate unless a private room is requested. In order to account for 50 contact hours, prepare for 12 hour days. All meals are provided.
TCW Alumnus Award
Completion of the selected workshop will qualify you for the prestigious TCW Alumnus of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to a past workshop participant who has effectively implemented conservation education activities (based on what they learned at TCW) in their classroom. The winner receives $500, a plaque, and other gifts. Nomination forms will be provided. If you have a co-worker who has attended TCW and is using conservation education methods and techniques, let us know.