Robert E. Lee Soil & Water Conservation District Offering two $2,000 Scholarships” Two $2,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors and college freshmen interested in studying conservation and natural resources. Any student with a desire to study college curriculum related to the environment, ecology, agriculture, forestry, wildlife, aquatics, and similar fields is encouraged to apply.
We offer a variety of K-12 classroom presentations and programs relating to conservation. These lesson plans are developed using SOL curriculum and are available through the district’s Conservation Education Specialist free of charge.
The Dominion Energy Envirothon is a team based natural resources competition for high school students (grades 9-12). Students learn stewardship and management concepts and work to solve real world environmental problems. The program is field-oriented, community based and gives students an opportunity to work with natural resource professionals. The competition begins at the local level and advances all the way through the national level.
The annual Conservation Poster Contest provides K-12th grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual NACD Stewardship theme. This year’s theme is “Healthy Soil: Healthy Life”.
For over 40 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9th-12th) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together about 70 interested students for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech.