Teen Summer Program

RENSSELAER COUNTY

DYKEN POND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER’S

“FOREST CONSERVATION CORPS”

A Summer Youth Work & Learning Adventure

This Program has been Filled

We are no longer accepting applications

Who? Youth ages 14—16

What? Work on valuable conservation projects while developing personal values and responsibilities that can enhance your education, leadership and future job opportunities.

The Forest Conservation Corps program seeks to:

* Promote conservation, education and community service.

* Educate, train and develop the value of respect for others and the environment in young people.

* Provide worthwhile work and community service experiences for young people while protecting Rensselaer County’s parks, waters and other precious natural resources.

Where?

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center in Grafton, New York

When?

July 21- July 25  OR July 28- August 1

Monday through Friday 9am-3:30pm with a possible Thursday overnight

Cost?

FREE! Students who successfully complete the session will receive a $50 award.

A Typical Day?

Students will spend roughly half of their day working on conservation projects, while the other half of the day will be spent learning about the environment, job skills development and enjoying the outdoors.  A typical day might include clearing trails, entering data for a citizen science monitoring project, building an outdoor bridge or new trail signs, hiking, creating a survival shelter, doing team building challenges or boating on Dyken Pond.

Questions?

Call (518) 658-2055 or e-mail us at dykenpond@fairpoint.net

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Dyken Pond 

Download the application here:       Forest Conservation Corps application 2014