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July 16, 2008

Natural Resources Management Academy for Vermont Teens

WATERBURY, VT -- Calling all teens! Sign up today for the most interesting weekend of your year.

The University of Vermont Extension 4-H Program and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are embarking on another educational initiative called “Natural Resources Management Academy.” This unique outdoors program is intended for high-school students interested in the environment and ready to explore, in-depth, their passion for Vermont’s natural resources. The Academy is a weekend full of fantastic learning opportunities aimed at understanding Vermont’s forests, wildlife, soils, and water ecosystems. The program has been designed to provide extensive exploration of natural resources management, hands-on field experiences, group learning activities, and opportunities to rub elbows with Vermont’s leading experts on the environment.

The Academy, which will take place September 5-7, 2008 at Fish and Wildlife’s Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury, Vermont, will accept youth in grades 9-12. Cost for the weekend is $90, which includes lodging, meals and handouts. Information and registration materials are now on the Vermont 4-H website. You can download the application at http://www.uvm.edu/extension/programs/4h/events/downloads/NRmanagementacademy08.pdf.

Space is limited – so sign up early! All applications must be received no later than August 15, 2008. You do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend the Academy.

For more information, please contact Lauren Traister, University of Vermont 4-H Educator, at 1-866-260-5603 x 103 or lauren.traister@uvm.edu.

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: July 16, 2008 09:37:59