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Teens May Register for Natural Resources Academy

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BURLINGTON – Registration is now open for the 2023 Natural Resources Management Academy.

The outdoor weekend, July 14-16, provides an opportunity for teens with an interest in the outdoors to network with like-minded peers and natural resources professionals to explore various natural resources topics in depth. Anyone entering Grades 7 to Grade-10 in the fall is eligible to attend.

University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife will host the annual event, which will take place at the Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury. The academy will be free to attend this year.

Workshops will focus on watershed science, fish health CSI, planning and zoning, converting food waste to fuels and nature awareness and ecological restoration. The weekend also will include a nature hike, fish fry, evening campfires with s’mores, a canoe scavenger hunt and free time for swimming, fishing and canoeing.

The academy will conclude with cake and a graduation ceremony on Sunday morning that families are welcome to attend.

Registrations will be accepted until June 14 or until all 30 spaces are filled. For details or to register, go to uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements.

If the program is full, contact Lauren Traister, UVM Extension 4-H Teen and Leadership Program coordinator, at lauren.traister@uvm.edu to be placed on a waiting list. To request language interpretation, translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact her by June 14.