Students can sign up now for the resource management summer camp
WOODBURY- Students entering grades seven to 12 this fall are invited to sign up now for the Natural Resources Management Academy.
Now in its 11th year, it provides an opportunity for teens to explore the outdoors with other like-minded teens from Vermont and neighboring states and learn from the experts about the environment and Vermont’s natural resources. University of Vermont, Extension 4-H, and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife coordinate the annual event, which will take place Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15, at the Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake. The all-inclusive fee, which includes two nights’ accommodations in rustic cabins, is $125.
Workshops will focus on herps and salamanders, geology, watersheds, soil science, and alternative energy. The teens also will practice their navigational skills using a compass and maps in a session on orienteering and a canoe scavenger hunt and hike to an overlook while learning about wildlife biology.
Other fun weekend activities include nightly campfires and s’mores, fishing and swimming in Buck Lake and supervised shooting sports. The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony and cake. Families are invited to attend the ceremony at no charge.
Registrations will be accepted online until Tuesday, June 8 at www.regonline.com/NRMA2018. If requiring a disability-related accommodation to attend call Lauren Traister at (866) 260-5603, ext. 402, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.