Nature High Summer Camp introduces students to "a day in the life" of a natural resource professional. Students spend time in the field and in the office with them to learn about the complexities of public land management.
We form our own micro community, each group with distinct and diverse interests in the activities that happen in Ephriam Canyon. By working in the field with the professionals, students learn how science contributes to public policy and the eventual land use decisions. Then we get together and tackle a real world problem in a mock council meeting where everyone gets to present their views!
Mixed in with the field and class time we do some team building games, hikes, a tour of Snow College and a visit to the Activities Center to swim and play ball. We work hard, play hard and learn lots!
Purpose of the camp
The Snow College Department of Natural Sciences, and participating agencies are concerned with the management of our country's natural and agricultural resources. Historically, minorities and women have been under-represented in resource management careers. The goal of the camp is to expose members of these under-represented groups to the activities of federal agencies in hopes of encouraging students to commit themselves to academic study and careers in math, science, natural resource management, and agriculture.
Identify students with serious interests in careers in math, science, natural resource management, and agriculture.
Familiarize students with college requirements to pursue a career in natural resources.
Help students to gain a greater awareness of federal career opportunities within natural resource management and agriculture.
Expose students to professionals in the fields of natural resources.
Provide information about college admissions procedures, financial aid, academic programs, and support service for diverse student populations at Snow College.