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The Program

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.

Program Objectives

•  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.

The Nature High Summer Camp is sponsored by the following agencies:

United States Department of Agriculture

Forest Service Intermountain Region
Natural Resource Conservation Service

Agricultural Research Service

United States Department of Interior

Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Land Management
United States Geological Survey

Utah Association of Conservation Districts

Educational Institutions

Utah State University Extension
Great Basin Environmental Education Center
Snow College

Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or retaliation. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs or activities.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (Voice or TDD).

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. , Washington , D.C. 20250-9410 , or call Toll free, (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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