Trees For Tomorrow is accepting applications from high school students interested in attending a week-long Natural Resources Careers Workshop this summer.
The workshop, set for June 16-20, at Trees For Tomorrow's campus in Eagle River, will introduce students to foresters; fisheries and wildlife biologists; water resource specialists; recreation land managers; and other natural resources professionals.
"It truly is designed to help students discover whether a natural resources career is right for them, and if so, what area or focus they might want to pursue," said Joe Panci, a teacher/naturalist at Trees For Tomorrow and coordinator of the workshop.
As part of the careers workshop, students will experience real-life fieldwork and develop a variety of outdoor skills, Panci said. They'll meet others with a similar passion for the outdoors, and they'll learn how to select and apply to colleges that match their outdoor career focus.
They'll also learn what various jobs require for education or training, what they pay and what today's job market is like, Panci said.
Trees For Tomorrow, a private, nonprofit natural resources specialty school, has sponsored the Natural Resources Careers Workshop for more than 25 years. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors are eligible to attend.
Participation is limited to 30 and in order to be accepted, students must complete the application materials and also be recommended for the program by a teacher or school counselor. The deadline to apply is May 2.
Cost to attend the program is $175 and includes all programming, 12 meals and four nights lodging. Students also may opt to earn college credit for attending the workshop.
Information and application materials are available under the "Programs" tab at TreesForTomorrow.com. Information may also be obtained by calling Joe Panci at (715) 479-6456, ext. 223.