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1 Since 1991

2 Nature High Program Description Students learn about natural resource careers through one week of structured lessons, hands-on activities, field trips, and demonstrations from natural resource professionals. Students tour Snow College campus and find out what college life is all about. Students will become aware of qualifications needed for positions with natural resource management agencies. Students will also find out how to apply for federal jobs they may qualify for now!Students will also find out how to apply for federal jobs they may qualify for now!

3 Program Philosophy The goal of the camp is to expose students to the activities of natural resource agencies in hopes of encouraging them to commit themselves to academic study and careers in science, natural resource management, and agriculture.

4 Program Objectives 1.Identify students with serious interests in careers in math, science, natural resource management, and agriculture. 2.Familiarize students with college requirements to pursue a career in natural resources. 3.Help students gain a greater awareness of career opportunities with natural resource management and agriculture. 4.Acquaint students with professionals in the fields of natural resources. 5.Provide information about college admissions procedures, financial aid, academic programs, and support services for diverse student populations at Snow College.

5 Benefits of Nature High Camp Provide options for kids to work in areas they didn’t know existed. It gives them a greater appreciation for public lands.

6 Land Management Resources Campers develop a Resource Management Plan based on what they learn from the professionals in range, soils, forestry, biology, and hydrology. They learn how to use information from different disciplines while creating an overall project, including points of views from environmentalists, farmer/ranchers, recreationists, and local governments.

7 Nature High Summer Camp Schedule of Activities Monday 9:00 am Staff Preparations 3:00 Students Arrive/Check In 4:00 Welcome 5:00 Intro to Land Use 6:00 Dinner 7:00 Natural Resource Hike 8:00 Meet the Professionals 8:30 Presentation - Looking at earth with unnatural eyes 10:00 Prep for bed 11:00 Lights Out Tuesday 6:00 am Wake up / Showers 7:00 Breakfast 8:00 Intro to Land Use Scenario 9:00 In Field w/Professionals 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Career Fair 4:30 Team Games 6:00 Dinner 7:00 Camp Service Project 9:30 Group Study 10:00 Prep for bed 11:00 Lights Out

8 Nature High Summer Camp Schedule of Activities Wednesday 6:00 am Wake up / Showers 7:00 Breakfast 8:00 In Field w/Professionals 11:00 Group Study 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Depart for Snow College 1:30 Tour College 2:30 Recreation Center 5:00 Return to GBEEC 5:30 Dinner 6:30 Local views on land use 8:00 Olympic Challenge 10:00 Prep for bed 11:00 Lights Out Thursday 6:00 am Wake up / Showers 7:00 Breakfast 8:00 In Field w/Professionals 11:00 Lunch 12:00 In Field w/Professionals 3:00 Team Games 2x 5:30 Dinner 6:30 Ephraim Canyon Anthropology 8:30 Group Study 9:00 Star Party 11:00 Prep for bed 11:30 Lights Out

9 Nature High Summer Camp Schedule of Activities Friday 7:00 am Wake up / Showers 8:00 Breakfast 9:00 In Field w/Professionals 11:00 Group Study 12:00 Lunch 1:00 UT Div. Natural Resources - Endangered Critters 2:00 Group Study/Presentation Prep 4:00 Team Games 5:30 Dinner 6:30 Final Group Prep 7:00 Land Use Board of Review 9:00 Celebration Program 11:00 Prep for Bed 11:30 Lights Out Saturday 6:00 am Wake up / Showers 7:00 Breakfast 8:00 Camp Clean-Up 9:00 – 9:30 Students Dismissed 10:00 Staff Dismissed - Students MUST be picked up no later than 9:45 am - Camp site MUST be vacated no later than 10:00 am

10 Who May Apply: Utah high school students who have a serious interest in the environment and are undecided on career goal. Qualifications Student Requirements: Selected students are required to follow camp rules, structured schedules, and participate in all activities.

11 Cost to Students $50.00! Thirty Students a full week in the natural setting of Ephraim Canyon learning about natural resources, public land management, meeting new friends and having a great time. Transportation Transportation: Students provide their own.

12 Camp participants have their say…

13 "I learned a lot of new things even though I knew a little about some subjects coming in. The professionals went out of their way to help me with an [outside] research project I'm involved in. That made a big difference, I could tell they actually cared about my future in science."

14 I am now officially a Restoration and Conservation Ecology major at Utah State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forestry, Range, and Wildlife Sciences - Helena T. Camp of 2000

15 They showed us how the impact of one animal can determine the future of another. This was eye opening. Even when you understand how everything is connected it is eye opening to physically illustrate it! That was a good starting point. Learning that everyone depends on everyone. They showed us how the impact of one animal can determine the future of another. This was eye opening. Even when you understand how everything is connected it is eye opening to physically illustrate it! That was a good starting point. Learning that everyone depends on everyone.

16 This camp was "gnarly" all around. I would love to come back next year. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this on. I felt as if I learned something. Everything that was planned was very interesting and fun. This camp was good because we learned by hands on activities.

17 I didn’t know quite what to expect but this camp blew away any preconceived notions I may have had. Everyone was so friendly and awesome. Spending time with friends and doing activities to learn is one of the neatest things you can do. I had such a blast. Great friends, great folks, great food! It was a very fun week.

18 Sponsors U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Forest Service Agricultural Research Service

19 More Sponsors U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Reclamation U.S. Geological Survey Snow College Department of Natural Resources Great Basin Environmental Education Center

20 Benefits for Sponsors Potential new employees Start as students Check them out as they work for you Work through college Potential permanent employees

21 Need More Information? Visit these web sites: Nature High Summer Camp – Snow College – Great Basin Environmental Education Center –

22 See you there!


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