Learn More About Natural Resources Management with Vermont Experts!

 

Are you a high-school student interested in the environment and ready to explore, in depth, your passion for Vermont’s natural resources? If you answered yes to this question, then you should attend the 9th annual Natural Resources Management Academy. Come ready to explore natural resources management, and share a weekend with other high school students from around Vermont that have the same interests. The Natural Resources Management Academy has been developed for individuals just like you! The Academy is a weekend full of fantastic learning opportunities aimed at understanding Vermont’s forests, wildlife, soils and water ecosystems. All programs will be hands-on and mostly outdoors.

The Natural Resources Management Academy will take place July 8-10, 2016 at the Green Mountain Conservation Camp on Buck Lake in Woodbury. This program is open to teens just completing 8th grade to recently graduated seniors.

Information and registration can be found at www.uvm.edu/extension/teenleadership. Click on “Programs.”

Registration closes on June 8.

At the Natural Resources Management Academy you will have the opportunity to take in-depth, hands-on workshops with experts. Each workshop will allow for extensive in-the-field exploration of the subject matter.

2016 Workshops

Let’s Go Fishing
Land Conservation & Trusts
Materials Management
Trees
Fly Tying
Orienteering
River Dynamics
Canoe Scavenger Hunt
Plankton & Fish

In addition to these workshops, participants will have a supervised learning opportunity in shooting sports during the weekend.

We will also have a nightly bonfire with yummy s’mores!!

 

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Natural Resources Management Academy

1. Learn about and enjoy Vermont’s diverse natural resources.
2. Explore natural resources management issues and what you can do to help.
3. Find out about careers related to natural resources management.
4. Learn from University of Vermont faculty, UVM Extension and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff, and other natural resources professionals.
5. Make new friends from across the state and learn about where they are from.
6. Enjoy a chance to be independent from your family in a safe, friendly environment.
7. Learn new ideas, skills and techniques you can use for the rest of your life.
8. Develop your leadership abilities.
9. Paddle a canoe, catch a fish or shoot a shotgun under expert supervision.
10. S’mores at the campfire!!! Need we say more….

 

Contact Lauren Traister for questions

4-H Teen & Leadership Program Coordinator

University of Vermont Extension

(802) 888-4972 x 402

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