Join participants from across Texas, June 18 – 23,2017 at the Texas Tech University Campus in Junction, TX for the nation’s longest running rangeland workshop for youth.
At the TSSRM Youth Range Workshop, participants gain useful knowledge and skills in the areas of ecology, inventory practices, management and evaluation of resources. Experts from across the state are recruited to teach the participants in fields ranging from watershed management, to prescribed burning, to soil health, and many ares in between.
Additional, youth are trained in the areas of public speaking, advocacy, and leadership, so that they are armed with the knowledge they need to effectively educate others in the area of rangeland management, regardless of the career path the they ultimately choose. The workshop is open to youth who are 14 – 18 years old, and have completed the 8th grade, but have not graduated from high school.
The workshop is $350, and includes all meals, lodging, and educational materials needed during the week. Participants are encouraged to seek out sponsorship from various sources, including soil and water conservation districts or local ranches, and are then asked to go back after the workshop to present what they learned to those sponsors. If members are having difficulties locating sponsors, please contact Krystal at the Extension Office and she will give you more assistance.
Applications can be found at: 2017 Youth Range Workshop Application and members are encouraged to “like” their Facebook page to check out pictures from previous year’s workshops.