Teachers Conservation Workshops, or TCW, are practical, hands-on conservation workshops with emphasis on forests and other natural resources. The latest information on conservation is presented in the classroom and in numerous field trips focusing on industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and nature trails. Participants learn by demonstration and practical exercises how relevant conservation practices can be integrated into classroom work and student projects.
TCW 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. By the end of the workshop, participants will be certified to use teaching materials from the nationally acclaimed, award-winning environmental education curriculum Project Learning Tree.
Teachers, school administrators, youth educators, undergraduate students, and others may apply to attend these workshops. Consideration will be given to teaching duties, subject assignments, the number of times the applicant has already attended TCW, as well as the date the applications are submitted. Participants may repeat the workshop every five years.