Conservation Leaders Program for Grades 7 and 8
Get current on the conservation issues facing our world and the scientific research that will help us solve these challenges. Gain leadership and technical skills that will help you in your school and professional careers. Design and conduct your own investigation using the field skills that you will learn in a week of field-school. Build your science muscles on weekly field investigations and put it all together on a 3-day, 2-night exploratory camping trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a unique and critical dune ecosystem.
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KNC’s Conservation Biology class, offered in partnership with the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency’s (KRESA), Education for Employment (EFE) 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
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