Local Students Selected to Participate in Resource Conservation Workshop at NCSU

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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, have been selected to attend the Resource Conservation Workshop at North Carolina State University June 26-1 July 2022.

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

Grant is the son of Christian & Connie Gibbs of Fairfield, NC. Grant grew up in Hyde County and was involved in Hyde County 4-H activities.

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

These two young men love and appreciate our natural resources and care about the wise management of these resources.

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

Students learned about soil characteristics and conservation, wildlife and fisheries management, forest management, non-agricultural uses of soil and water quality, and watershed management. Students complete several field trips to different facilities and experience hands-on learning in the field.

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

This story originally appeared on OBXToday.com. Read more local stories here.

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