Greene County Conservation District 22 West high Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5278 • Fax: 724-852-5341 • www.co.greene.pa.us/gccd
News Release County of Greene, Pennsylvania
Contact: JoAnne Marshall Communications Director 724-852-5210
Conservation Leadership School scholarship available FOR RELEASE March 21, 2012
WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District is offering one full scholarship to the 2017 Conservation Leadership School, which will be held during two sessions this summer at Stone Valley Recreation Area in University Park, Pa. Hosted by Penn Stateís School of Forest Resources, Conservation Leadership School is a one-week residential program for high school students interested in learning more about the environment through exploration of natural habitats and hands-on educational and recreational activities. This year's session will focus on "the who, where, when, what and how of natural resource management and conservation in Pennsylvania."
The winning student can choose which session to attend Ė June 25-July 1 or July 9-15. Students will spend one week in an outdoor classroom exploring forests, fields, streams and lakes, and will have the opportunity to go canoeing, hiking, bird watching and fishing, among other recreational activities. Subjects also include aquatic habitat enhancement, home water analysis, hunter-trapper education, team-building, and green initiatives, recycling and composting. The regular cost is $525 for the week-long session.
The Conservation Districtís scholarship is open to all Greene County students ages 14-18 who have completed at least their freshman year of high school and who are interested in the environment. To apply for the scholarship, students must submit a typed essay of 500-1,000 words in length. The essay should briefly detail the studentís background and explain why he or she would be the best recipient of the scholarship and how attending the Conservation Leadership School would benefit the studentís future plans. All essays should include a name, address and phone number. Essays must be received by the Conservation District by Friday, April 21.
Essays may be mailed to the Greene County Conservation District at 22 W. High St., Suite 204, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Essays may also be faxed to 724-852-5341 or e-mailed to Jared Zinn. The subject line should read "Conservation Leadership."
For more information, call the Conservation District at 724-852-5278.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399 Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370