Annual Weeklong Program Offered for Grades 9-12

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Annapolis, MD- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites high school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife, or parks management to participate in a Natural Resources Careers Camp, July 19-25 at the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County. 

A partnership with Allegany College of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers high school students an opportunity to learn from industry professionals and develop contacts that could lead to future employment and a career in natural resources. 

Students will participate in hands-on classroom and field activities in forestry, wildlife, ecology, fisheries, watershed management, natural resources management, and conservation. They will use Geographic Information System Mapping, Global Positioning Systems, computer simulation, and other field tools used in natural resources careers.

The camp is open to any student who will be entering grades 9 through 12 next year, although space is limited to 42 students. The application deadline is March 31.

A $450 Natural Resources Careers Camp tuition fee includes student lodging in the scenic mountains of Garrett County and meals for the entire week. Tuition assistance is available for in-state students through the local Maryland Forestry Board. Applications and more information can be found on the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards website

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