National Conservation Training Opportunities
BSA National Camping School–Ecology/Conservation Section Director
This course for BSA resident camp ecology directors includes training in planning and developing ecology/conservation programs; soil and water conservation; forestry, fish and, wildlife management; nature trail construction; and outdoor ethics. Opportunities for practice teaching are included.
William T. Hornaday Award Adviser Training at Philmont Training Center
The William T. Hornaday Award is the oldest conservation award in the country! This course will help volunteer leaders support their councils and build capacity to tackle conservation work, establish new partnerships within the community, and implement effective council conservation and/or Hornaday Award committees. The William T. Hornaday awards will be extensively covered, plus how you can support the youth of your council, and your role as a William T. Hornaday conservation adviser. The Conservation USA program and its national certification of project leaders will also be covered.
Conservation USA will give volunteer leaders specialized skills for training and leading volunteer crews to carry out conservation projects, resulting in environmental education and greater stewardship of our natural and cultural resources. Conservation USA's fundamental goal is to encourage youth and adults to increase the level of ownership and stewardship of their environment through volunteerism and skills development. This course will help your council build capacity to tackle conservation work, establish new partnerships within the community, and implement an effective council conservation and/or Hornaday committee so that successful completion of the course will result in a national Conservation USA project leader certificate.