Scholarships available for forestry camp

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 8-13.
 
Cuyahoga SWCD is offering up to five scholarships for this week-long camp help at Camp Muskingum in Carroll County. Students must be 15 years of age by June 2014 and have completed eighth grade. Interested students are encouraged to download the scholarship application from www.cuyahogaswcd.org and return it by May 9. Scholarships will be awarded by May 16. 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 50 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.

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