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Teens Invited to Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp

Teens interested in learning more about the outdoors are invited to attend an upcoming ODNR camp designed to teach through hands-on activities.

“The program is ideal for teens who love the outdoors and want to engage in hands-on learning.” said Robert Boyles, Ohio’s state forester. “The Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp is a great opportunity to begin educating the next generation of caretakers of Ohio’s valuable natural resources.”

This year’s weeklong resident camp will include tree identification, ecology, forest industries, wildlife management, forest management, wildlife law enforcement, wildlife identification and watershed health.

For 2017, a new element is included. This year participants will get the opportunity to observe and learn from a recent timber harvest at the camp.

Officials say campers will spend the week participating in camp activities, learning about the environment and making new friends. It will close with a comprehensive exam.

The highest scoring teens will go on to compete for college scholarships to Hocking College, The Ohio State University and Ohio University.

The camp will be held June 11-16 and is open to all students who have completed the eighth grade through high school seniors graduating the year of camp.

It is held at Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in Carroll County and costs $375 per camper. Sponsorships are also available to assist interested students who need help covering the fee.

Fore more information or to register contact the Ohio Forestry Association at 888-38-TREES or visit ohioforest.org.

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