What is "TCW"
The Teachers Conservation Workshop, or "TCW", is a practical, hands-on conservation workshop with emphasis on forests and other natural resources. The latest in conservation is presented in the classroom and in a numerous field trips including industries, harvesting, operations, management practices, and nature trails. Participants learn by demonstration and practical exercise how conservation practices can be integrated into classroom work and student projects. Instructors include professionals from Mississippi State University, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, U.S. Forest Service, forest industries, consulting foresters and many other natural resource organizations and companies. Participants will be certified to use teaching materials of the nationally acclaimed environmental education curriculum, Project Learning Tree.
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 application has already attended TCW, as well as the date applications are submitted. Participants may repeat the workshop every five years.
A registration fee of $50 is required. This fee includes all meals and lodging, an official TCW shirt, and all course materials. The fee cannot be refunded for cancellations after June 14th. Class size is limited. Your registration will be confirmed by email. The deadline for applying is July 4th.
A limited number of registration fee ($50) sponsorships may be available from local organizations. Contact your local county offices of the Mississippi State University Extension Service or Mississippi Forestry Commission to find out if your local County Forestry Association (CFA) is offering sponsorships. Check with your local office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to see if your local Soil and Water Conservation District is offering sponsorships.