KNC’s Conservation Biology class, offered in partnership with the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency’s (KRESA), Education for Employment (EFE) program is off to a great start this 2015/2016 school year with enrollment of 37 new students and 3 returning seniors who are working as conservation interns. This program introduces students to the exciting careers in Natural Resource Conservation and Wildlife Biology. This is a laboratory/field-based course which involves hands-on learning of ecological science, animal and plant studies (i.e. behavior, identification), job shadowing and field trips. This course has special emphasis on skills and technology used in this profession. Students have direct contact with natural resource conservationists and wildlife biologists in this field of study. They will receive either their 2nd or 3rd high school science credit through this program, as well as, attain the skills necessary to obtain employment in various careers in Natural Resource Conservation and Wildlife Biology. To learn more about this program and enrollment requirements, please visit http://kresa.org/Page/1733 or call 269-250-9300
NEW Conservation Leadership Program for Grades 7 and 8
This summer, the Kalamazoo Nature Center will be hosting its first Conservation Leadership Program. The program is geared for 7th and 8th graders and will run from June 2015 to June 2016. This year-long conservation program will help students develop an understanding of current conservation issues, the relationship between our environment and our economy, scientific research, community development, and leadership training. Spaces are limited! Learn more and apply here...