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April 23, 2018

4/7/2018 7:29:00 AM
Trees for Tomorrow offers natural resources career workshop

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, according to a TFT press release.

This workshop is a cooperative effort between Trees For Tomorrow, natural resource agencies, and corporate sponsorship from Weyerhaeuser, Domtar, Cellcom, and the Wisconsin County Forests Association, the release states. Scholarship donations from these partners make it possible for us to offer this program for only $200/student, and includes five days of valuable instruction, lodging and 15 homemade meals. Financial assistance may be available for students whose family has a demonstrated need. 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 by April 14.

"We want to make this opportunity affordable for all high school students. The experience helps to point the next generation toward careers managing our valuable natural resources," said Vern Gentele, the coordinator of the workshop.

"Thanks to our corporate partners, we can provide this program for a minimal fee, and provide additional assistance to those who may need extra help in participating in this life-changing experience," Gentele said.

"This program helps students quickly gauge what interests them, what the 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 workshop for more than 50 years. Sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors are eligible to attend.

Information and application materials are available under the Programs tab at Information may also be obtained by calling Vern Gentele at 715-479-6456.

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