An essential part of the Natural Resources Conservation Academy is the community conservation project. During this part of the program, students spend seven months working on an individual conservation-focused project in their own community. The students complete this project under the mentorship of a community partner (e.g. local planners, decision-makers, scientists, environmental professionals). This is a very important part of the NRCA because the students are applying knowledge and skills gained from the field experience to real world problems, and the results of these projects benefit their local community. This video provides an example a NRCA community project being conducted in Kent, CT.