Land Judging Contest
The Conservation Districts in Lee, Moore and Harnett Counties jointly sponsor the FFA Federation Land Judging Competition yearly. Each District assists with hosting and conducting the contest and providing prize money for winning teams and individuals. This past year the Land Judging Contest was held in Harnett County.
The District provides training materials to and sponsors teams from local middle and high schools to Regional or State Envirothon competitions yearly. Lee Soil and Water sponsored three teams to participate this year. They sponsored at team from SanLee Middle School and two teams from Lee Early College. The Envirothon consists of five testing stations—forestry, aquatics, wildlife, soils and current environmental issues- where teams are tested on knowledge of subject. The State winner is eligible to compete in National Contest. The Envirothon is sponsored nationally by Canon. For more information on the local Envirothon competition, please visit our Envirothon website.
Resource Conservation Workshop (RCW)
Each year up to three high school students are sponsored by the Lee District to the Resource Conservation Workshop held on the N.C. State University Campus. This week long workshop exposes young people to various natural resource fields and includes field trips. Students are eligible to win various scholarships based on test scores at close of the workshop. The workshop will be June 26 thru July 1, 2016.
"EnviroScape" is a 'hands on' model designed to communicate the basic facts about groundwater and the connection between land activities and groundwater. The Enviroscape can be adapted to teach kindergartners as well as adults. Students are asked to think about where our water comes from, point and no-point sources of pollution are explained and better ways to protect our environment. It normally takes about 30 minutes to demonstrate.