Penn State Conservation Leadership Schools

January 25, 2002

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Conservation Leadership School has classrooms that include over 7,000 acres of forest, fields, wetlands and streams where learning about our environment goes hand-in-hand with having fun and meeting new friends.

In the unique setting at the university's Stone Valley Recreation Area near State College, Pa., students between the ages of 15 and 18 learn about the environment and conservation during a one-week program that emphasizes field-based, hands-on learning, group problem solving and leadership.

Over the 50 years of the school's history, more than 7,000 young people have participated in this outdoor and leadership experience. This year's curriculum will focus on current natural resource issues affecting each and every Pennsylvanian, including sustainable forestry, the future of Pennsylvania wood products, the watershed management challenge, and managing Pennsylvania's white-tailed deer.

There are three sessions for 2002 Conservation Leadership Schools: June 23-28, July 7-12 and July 14-19. The curriculum for each session is identical.

During their stay at Stone Valley, students will work in teams with faculty and staff from the School of Forest Resources and representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Registration is limited. For registration information, call 814-865-8301 fax: 814-865-7050, visit the school's Web page at http://conferences.cas.psu.edu or write to Conservation Leadership Schools, The Pennsylvania State University, 306 Ag Administration Building, University Park, Pa. 16802-2601.

For more information on program content, call the director of the Conservation Leadership School at 814-865-7554.

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Contact:

Jeff Mulhollem jjm29@psu.edu 814-863-2719 814-865-1068 fax

Last Updated March 19, 2009