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SBIO Hosts Youth Conservation Camp


   

SBIO Hosts Youth Conservation Camp John Bouldin giving instructions to a YCC student to conduct a wood strength experiment.

   

YCC students see how much a piece of wood will bend before it breaks. YCC students see how much a piece of wood will bend before it breaks.

July 16, 2013 – On July 16, fifty five (55) 9th – 12th grade high school students from the Youth Conservation Camp (YCC) visited the Brooks Forest Products Center to better understand how the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials use science, engineering, and technology to responsibly conserve our natural resources. Students learned about how trees are the source of many of the products that make our lives better each day. They also had some learning fun with hands-on activities to see the difference between red oak and white oak, how strong wood is, and how to laser engrave wood. For 36 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored the week long YCC summer event. The event sponsors students to spend one week learning about Virginia’s resources through hands-on experiences to help them gain a deeper understanding and respect for the environment and our natural resources. Photos of the 2013 YCC activities can be seen online at the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ Facebook page.


 

   

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