Local students selected to attend Resource Conservation Workshop at NCSU

Bo Spencer (L) and Grant Gibbs (R). [Hyde County Soil & Water Conservation District]

Grant Gibbs, a rising Junior at Pungo Christian Academy, and Bo Spencer, a rising junior at Pungo Christian Academy, were selected to attend the Resource Conservation Workshop at North Carolina State University from June 26th- July 1, 2022.

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This workshop was hosted by the North Carolina Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. The Hyde Soil & Water Conservation District sponsored both Grant and Bo by providing their registration fees and travel expenses.

Grant is the son of Christian & Connie Gibbs of Fairfield, North Carolina. Grant has grown up in Hyde County and he has been involved in Hyde County 4-H activities.

Bo is the son of Chad & Paula Spencer of Swan Quarter, North Carolina and he has also been involved in the Hyde County 4-H Program activities.

Both of these young men have a love and appreciation of our natural resources and care about the wise management of those resources.

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The Resource Conservation Workshop is a week of intensive study requiring students’ attention and participation in a wide range of conservation topics.

The students learned about soil characteristics and soil conservation, wildlife and fisheries management, forest management, nonagricultural uses for soil and water quality, and watershed management. The students take several field trips to different facilities and experience hands-on learning in the field.

At the end of the week of study, the students will have an opportunity to compete for awards and scholarships through their participation in the workshop.

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