Scholarships Offered for Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp

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The Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is looking for five high school students, with an avid interest in the natural sciences, especially earth science, biology, botany, and environmental studies, who would like to spend a week at the fun and educational Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp from June 7-12, 2015.

This is a week-long camp help at Camp Muskingum in Carroll County.  Students must be 15 years of age by June 2015 and have completed 8th grade.  Interested students are encouraged to download the scholarship application from the Cuyahoga SWCD website http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/ohio-forestry-and-wildlife-conservation-camp and return it by 4:00pm on April 17, 2015.  Scholarships will be awarded by April 21, 2015.  When notified of acceptance, health forms and a detailed registration form will be mailed to the applicant. At that time a $25 deposit will be required.  Total camp fee is $325 so scholarship awardees will be getting a $300 discount on a fabulous camp.

 

This camp concentrates on forest ecology including: silviculture, tree identification, and forestry products.  It is primarily an academic program, but there are excellent facilities for swimming, softball, and other recreational activities.  Over the past fifty years, Cuyahoga SWCD has helped to send over 100 students to Forestry Camp.  Many garden clubs in Cuyahoga County have been strong supporters of the Forestry Camp program by providing critical scholarship funding.

 

This is a great opportunity for those who are sincerely interested in conservation issues and enjoy a good walk in the woods. It is a unique experience that will expose students to the great outdoors and to possible careers in forestry, conservation and natural resource protection.

For more information, contact Amy Roskilly at 216/524-6580, ext. 22 or aroskilly@cuyahogaswcd.org. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District’s mission is to promote conservation of land and aquatic resources in a developed environment through stewardship, education, and technical assistance. www.cuyahogaswcd.org

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