Education

Compost Conference Webinar Series

The CT Compost Webinar Series is kicking off next month. This is part of CT RC&D’s Soil Health Initiative in partnership with USDA NRCS.  The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and a sustainable society. The Compost Conference Webinar Series will be hosting a series of 5 webinars on composting with the focus on farms and municipalities.

There is a great lineup of speakers for each webinar, it’s free to participate and registration is available at CT NOFA webpage and more information will be added going forward. https://ctnofa.org/event/compost-conference-webinar-series/
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Pesticide Recertification Credits And Other Continuing Education Credits Will Be Offered (see CIPWG website)

Registration fee includes parking in the North or South Garage. Bring your ticket to the symposium for validation.

The University of Connecticut website includes campus maps and direction to the North South parking garages: http://maps.uconn.edu/

Question: donna.ellis@uconn.edu or 860-486-6448

Web-link to registration form and program:

http://cipwg.uconn.edu/


 

The North Central Conservation District is proud to present workshops that help to raise awareness of Natural Resources issues and increase interest in helping to preserve the environment around us. If you have any ideas for a workshop you would like to attend, contact us on the website or call (860) 875-3881.

The Connecticut Envirothon is a natural resource based education program started in 1992 by the state’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This high school level program promotes environmental awareness, knowledge, and stewardship through education and team competition.

Throughout the year Envirothon teams work with a teacher/advisor on curriculum materials in the study areas of Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry and Current Environmental Issues.

Then in May, teams meet for a day-long, fun filled field competition. Teams work together on practical, environmental problem solving and hands-on challenges. In addition, each team prepares a short oral presentation on a real life environmental problem and presents it to a panel of experts.

The winning Envirothon team earns the chance to represent our state at the North American Envirothon, a weeklong summertime event. The Connecticut team competes for scholarships and other prizes against about 60 other teams from the USA and Canada.

Visit the Connecticut Envirothon website (Exit NCCD) to learn about how to “Take the Natural Challenge.”