High school students can explore careers at Trees for Tomorrow

Wisconsin State Farmer
Students experience real-life field work including developing applicable outdoor skills.

EAGLE RIVER – Trees For Tomorrow, an accredited natural resources specialty school in Eagle River is accepting applications from high school students interested in attending a week-long Natural Resources Careers Workshop this summer.

The 2018 workshop, set for June 17 - 22, at the Trees For Tomorrow’s campus, will introduce students to foresters, fisheries and wildlife biologists, water resource specialists, conservation wardens, recreation land managers, and other natural resources professionals.
“We’ve selected a wide spectrum of area organizations in the natural resources industry to talk to students about what they may be looking for from future candidates,” said Vern Gentele, the coordinator of the workshop.
“This program is great because students can quickly gauge what interests them and talk directly to employers in that field," Gentele said. “Providing an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience gives them a sense of the what they can actually expect in the real world.”

Students gain a better understanding while working directly with natural resource specialists in the field.

“They’ll also learn what various occupations require for education or training, what they pay, and what today's job market is like,” added Gentele.

Trees For Tomorrow has sponsored the Natural Resources Careers Workshop for more than 50 years.  Sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors are eligible to attend.
Thanks in part to the generous support of Weyerhaeuser, Domtar and CellCom the workshop cost is just $200 and includes five days of valuable instruction, lodging and 15 homemade meals.

Participation is limited to 30, and students must complete the application materials and be recommended for the program by a teacher or school counselor to be accepted. Applications are due to Trees For Tomorrow by  April 14.
Information and application materials are available under the Programs tab at Information may also be obtained by calling Vern Gentele at 715-479-6456.