UConn Training and Youth Engagement



NRCA

UConn Environmental Programs

for Teens, Adults, & Teachers

UConn's NRCA enables intergenerational learners (teens, adults & teachers) to generate real conservation benefits to Connecticut communities by providing the tools and support to carry out conservation-based service-learning projects or curriculum.
 
Read on to learn more about the exciting 2018 programming!
 
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Conservation Ambassador Program (CAP)
 
CAP arms teens (rising 10th-12th graders) with skills used by professionals to address current environmental issues. Students are immersed in real field-based science and focus on:
WATER QUALITY
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
GIS TECHNOLOGY
FISHERIES
WILDLIFE
FORESTRY
SOILS
during an exciting weeklong summer field experience at UConn. Then, students design their own conservation projectto provide real solutions for their communities, and present
their work at the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources
 
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Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP)
 
CTP partners teens (rising 9th-12thgraders) and adult conservation volunteers, and supports the team in carrying out a conservation-based community project.
 
The team participates in aninteractive 2-day field workshop (find a workshop near you!), and applies conservation and innovative mapping and web tools in field activities. The team then designs and carries out a conservation project of any intensity and implements it in their town.
 
Workshops located throughout Connecticut and are free to all participants.
 
 
 
 
Teacher Professional Learning (TPL)
 
TPL extends the NRCA experience to secondary science teachers. This 3-day professional development workshop immerses teachers in relevant regional water resource issues, and provides teachers with online mapping tools to encourage their students to study these issues further.
 
Each teacher designs 5-7 lessons for a Water and Sustainability Science Unit aligned with specific Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations.
 
Workshop located at UConn Storrs Campus on Aug. 13-15. Participants receive a stipend.
 
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Applications coming soon!
 
 
 
School & Organization Visits
 
If you are interested in learning more, we are happy to visit schools & organizations to give brief presentations for students, teachers, and community members about our NRCA programs.
 
Please contact nrca@uconn.edu or 860-486-4917 to find out more.
 
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