Educational Programs

The Frederick County Forest Conservancy District Board periodically offers educational programs. This page contains information on current Board offerings as well access to past events. Events on this page are offered by the Board as well as other groups in our area that are interested in forestry concerns.


Natural Resources Careers Camp (NRCC)

The Frederick County Forest Conservancy District Board is now accepting applications to the 2018 Natural Resources Careers Camp, July 23-29, 2018 at Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County Maryland. High school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife or parks management are invited to join other teens in a weeklong camp learning from Department of Natural Resources experts. The weeklong camp is open to students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 next year. 

Every year the members of the Education Committee of the Maryland Association of Forestry Boards start the task of planning, organizing, recruiting, and fund raising for the Natural Resources Careers Conference (NRCC). It is an arduous task that involves the 24 Maryland Forestry Boards and that takes over half the year culminating in a successful program held the last full week in July at the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County, Maryland. Why do a bunch of volunteers endure this difficult effort year after year?

The answer is simple and straightforward. Year after year, the high school students who attend the conference tell us it is a great experience. And some of those kids, inspired by a conference speaker, counselor, educator, or experience, decide to continue on in a natural resources career. Occasionally we have younger siblings participate in NRCC because the parents remember us from previous years.

Join high school students from across Maryland at this week-long camp in Garrett County to explore careers and college studies in natural resources.

Applications and more information is  available through the Maryland Forest Conservancy District Boards and must be submitted no later than April 21, 2018. Funding assistance for Maryland students is available. 

Anyone in Frederick County should call Mike Kay at 301-473-8417, or email him at mike.kay@maryland.gov.

Learn more from the 2016 NRCC campers.


NRCC in the News
Frederick News-Post article by Karen Gardner 3/18/17

"High school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife or parks management are invited to join other teens at the Natural Resources Careers Camp, July 23 to 29 at Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County."

Read the entire FNP article.

Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance

The next Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Waterford Park in Frederick, MD.

Ginny Brace, a volunteer with “Friends of Waterford Park”, will take us on a tour of the park to see how it has transformed over the last 12 years from an open field to one with many trees planted (and also a food forest!) A walk through the wooded areas of the park will provide us with an insight to the steps that have been taken to control invasive species and we’ll also have a chance to see the new tunnel and bridge that connects downtown Frederick with the west side of town.

We will be meeting at the park entrance which is located at 199 Meadowdale Lane, Frederick, MD 21702. Parking is available along the street.

Please RSVP by June 11th if you will be attending. If it happens to rain shortly before the 14th, please wear shoes appropriate for some muddy walking.

Spotted Lanternfly Workshop

The Frederick and Washington County Forest Conservancy District Boards will be holding a workshop on December 14, 2018 on the Lantern Fly.  See the announcement below for the details.

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Click on the flyer to register

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