High school students can apply for natural resources career camp

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April 4, 2013
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Are you a high school student interested in studying natural resources? If not, do you know a student who is? Then don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a week-long camp in Garrett County, MD, to explore careers and college programs in natural resources.

The Natural Resources Career Camp, NRCC, is a partnership with Allegany College of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Forest Service, and has been in operation for more than 30 years. High school students will learn from industry professionals and develop contacts that could lead to future employment and a career in natural resources.

MD staff measure tree diameter

Maryland Forestry Board Members measure an oak tree’s diameter


Camp activities include:

  • Hands-on classroom and field activities in forestry, wildlife, ecology, fisheries, watershed management, natural resources management and conservation.
  • Talks with natural resource professionals about college programs.
  • Using GIS, GPS, computer simulation, and other field tools related to careers in natural resources.
  • The potential to acquire eligibility for college scholarships in a natural resources field.


High school students who reach age 16 before the end of the week of camp may choose to earn two college credits (fees required) from Allegany College of Maryland. To be eligible, students must complete a short exam, and present a team management plan. The two college credits will transfer to most community colleges in Maryland and several four year colleges and universities.

The Montgomery County Forestry Board offers scholarships to Montgomery County residents to attend the camp.

Interested student can apply to the Natural Resources Career Camp, NRCC, online.

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