$ 260,582 RAISED 2,500 GIFTS
Natural Resources Conservation Academy has raised $ 9,828 from 230 gifts!
Natural Resources Conservation Academy

The Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) enables intergenerational learners to generate real conservation benefits to Connecticut communities by providing the tools and support to carry out conservation-based service-learning projects.

Conservation Ambassador Program (CAP) engages teens in a weeklong intensive field experience at UConn, and a 10-month conservation project. The field experience immerses teens in natural resources science and arms them with skills used by professionals to address current environmental issues. Students then design individual conservation projects in their own community under the guidance of community partners and UConn faculty members. The program culminates when students present their work at the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources.

Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP) similarly seeks to educate participants about natural resource science and catalyze on-the-ground conservation projects. The specific focus of CTP is to promote lifelong learning and intergenerational partnerships by engaging teams of teens and adult volunteers in a two-day geospatial technology and conservation workshop, followed by a conservation project designed and implemented by each team.

Teacher Professional Learning (TPL) extends the NRCA experience to secondary science teachers. This three-day professional development workshop immerses teachers in relevant regional water resource issues, and provides teachers with online mapping tools to encourage their students to study these issues further. Each teacher designs five to seven lessons for a Water and Sustainability Science Unit aligned with specific Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations. 

Here’s how you can impact our Academy:

  1. $10--Food and snacks during CAP field day for a student
  2. $25--Field supplies for a student
  3. $50--Conservation project supplies
  4. $100--Plants for a rain garden installation
  5. $1,400--Sponsor a students participation in the CAP program

Learn more about NRCA

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UConn Gives Leaderboard Challenge
Help the cause you are passionate about rise to the top of the leaderboard! The project that receives the greatest number of unique gifts during UConn Gives will receive additional funds: first place will receive a $5,000 award, second place will receive a $3,000 award, and third place will receive a $2,000 award.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Natural Resources Conservation Academy 228
2 $3,000 100% UConn Law Challenge 170
3 $2,000 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 134
4 UConn General Scholarships 127
5 Accounting 116
6 The Fund for UConn 109
7 Husky Annual Scholarship Fund 94
8 Homer Babbidge Library 93
9 Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry 71
10 School of Pharmacy 63
11 Marching and Pep Bands 58
12 Plant Science and Landscape Architecture 50
13 Digital Media and Design Program 45
14 School of Business Dean's Fund 44
15 Department of Animal Science 44
16 Neag School of Education 37
17 Human Rights Institute 37
18 School of Nursing 36
19 4-H Centennial Fund 35
20 Honors Program 33
21 UConn Avery Point 31
22 Law School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 29
23 Students First Fund 29
24 Women Transforming Women Scholarship Fund 25
25 Benton Museum 24
26 FYP & LC 24
27 Stethoscope Program 21
28 UConn Men's Basketball 18
29 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans 17
30 UConn Law Funding for Student Travel 16
31 Women's Center 15
32 Nutmeg Summer Theatre Festival 14
33 Stamps Scholars 13
34 Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research 12
35 UConn Women's Basketball 12
36 School of Dental Medicine Summer Research 11
37 Connecticut Brownfields Initiative 11
38 3-D Equipment for MSE 11
39 Department of Kinesiology 11
40 Primary Care Incentive Program 10
41 The Parents Fund 10
42 UConn Stamford 10
43 School of Social Work Scholarships 10
44 Art & History Department 10
45 UConn Hartford 9
46 The Paul Zelanski Award of Excellence Fund 9
47 Buy a Raspberry Pi 9
48 Campus Sustainability Fund 9
49 UConn Recreation 9
50 Center for Academic Programs 9
51 UConn Education Abroad 9
52 CAHNR Dean's Fund 9
53 The All-Steinway School Fund 9
54 Jorgensen Outreach for Youth Program 8
55 Dental Clinic Naming 7
56 4-H Sports and Nutrition Program 7
57 Scholarship for Advancing Diversity 7
58 School of Medicine Summer Research 6
59 The Werth Institute 6
60 Great Explorations in Science 6
61 Glycogen Storage Disease Research 6
62 Connecticut Writing Project 6
63 Department of Allied Health Sciences 5
64 Asian American Cultural Center 5
65 Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work 4
66 Close to Home 4
67 BiteScis 4
68 Opera Fund 3
69 UConn Waterbury 2
70 Weidemann Student Emergency Fund 2
71 Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 2
72 International Field Placement 1
73 Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) Discretionary Fund 1
74 Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative 0
75 The Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research 0
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