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Whitewater offers natural resources career events (01/15/2014)
On Sunday, January 19, youth ages 14 – 20 are invited to participate in a new program designed to teach about outdoor and natural resource careers through hands-on exploration. The program, called the Natural Resource Career Exploring Post, will be offered as a monthly series at Whitewater State Park and will run from January through May.

“Exploring” is a collaborative program of the Learning for Life Corporation and the Boy Scouts of America. Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 through 20 years old. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop. Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills and programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. For more information go to www.learningforlife.org.

Any young adult interested in learning more about natural resource careers is invited to participate in the Exploring Orientation on Sunday, January 19 from 2-4 p.m. There is an annual registration cost of $15.00 for Whitewater State Park’s Exploring program. Please bring funds to Exploring Orientation. Scholarship funding is available to students with economic hardships.

All vehicles entering the state park are required to have a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit, available for purchase at the park office for $5/daily or $25/annual. For more information, please contact Sara Grover at sara.grover@state.mn.us or by phone at 507-932-3007 ext 226. 

 

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