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Deadline approaching for Natural Resources Careers Exploration Week in the northwoods

Eagle River, Wis. — Trees For Tomorrow, an accredited environmental education center for kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Eagle River, Wis., offers an opportunity for exploration of natural resource career options specifically designed for high school sophomores, junior and graduating seniors.

The Natural Resources Careers Exploration Week is an annual resident workshop that allows high school students to experience real scenarios and job responsibilities of Wisconsin resource professionals.

“At our careers workshop, students learn how they can make the world a better place through sustainable management of our natural resources,” said Amy Ester, program coordinator. “The knowledge that is gained at this workshop will help students ensure that natural resources are there for their children’s children.”

This week-long workshop takes place on the campus of Trees For Tomorrow in the northwoods of Wisconsin from June 14 to 19. Attendees will be immersed in forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, water and soils, wood products and more. They also will receive academic and college counseling including the opportunity to attend a college fair.

“Natural resource professionals work in a variety of settings from offices to wilderness areas, so whether students prefer the indoors or out, there’s a career that will fit most anyone,” Ester added.

Because of the support of their partner agencies and corporate sponsors, the cost is just $200 per student and includes instruction, five nights of lodging, transportation and three homemade meals every day. Additional financial assistance may be available for those who demonstrate high need.

Application must include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor and are due April 10.

For more information, go to the H.S. Careers page on www.TreesForTomorrow.com or contact Trees For Tomorrow, 715-479-6456 or tft.info@TreesForTomorrow.com.

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