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Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Youth Practicum

Please help us connect kids with this great opportunity!

NAFWS has opened registration for their Youth Practicum (link below). The program targets tribal youth, entering10-12 grade. This FULLY PAID, week long trip engages students in natural resource management career opportunities, and this year the Mississippi Choctaw are hosting. Lets get some representation from the Great Lakes Region!

 

National Summer Youth Practicum in the Southeast Region
hosted by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

July 24-28, 2017
Choctaw, Mississippi

 

The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society is proud to sponsor its 26th annual National Summer Youth Practicum hosted by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians scheduled for July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017 in Choctaw, MS.  The Practicum is designed to provide Native American high school students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of natural resources, fish and wildlife and parks management. Information on college scholarship opportunities, and environmental sciences will be discussed. During the 5-day (or week-long) program, students will stay on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reservation and will participate in field education, recreational outdoor activities, field trips, traditional methods of education and classroom instruction. A unique aspect of the program is the use of Native American professionals who are active in their fields and Tribal elders as teachers. The Summer Youth Practicum is open to incoming 10th grade to 12th grade Native American high school students who are interested in the preservation, protection, and enhancement of tribal natural resources. Students must be in good physical condition as physical activities are a part of the practicum. Travel Days are Monday July 24 and Friday July 28, 2017.
 

For more information, please email or call:

 

Sasha Hoskie              NAFWS, Education Coordinator, (303) 931-8871    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mitzi Reed                   NAFWS, SE Board Member, (601) 656-5251          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael LaVoie           NAFWS, SE Board Member,                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D. Fred Matt               NAFWS, Executive Director, (303) 905-1250           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Click Here to Register for this Event

 

Here are photos from the 2016 Youth Practicum held in Bellingham WA at the Northwest Indian College:

     

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