ACE Camp Registration Deadline Extended.
Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have extended the deadline for the 2012 Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE) to Friday, June 1st. The North Platte NRD still has four scholarships available for students that live within the District. The scholarship covers the cost of registration for the camp.
ACE is for middle school students who have completed sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the 2011-2012 school year and are interested in having fun and learning about Nebraska Natural Resources. ACE is hosted at the State 4-H Youth Camp near Halsey, June 17th-20th, and is organized by the Nebraska NRDs and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD).
The four-day adventure camp focuses on water resources, soil and land, forestry, range and grassland, and wildlife, while educating campers through hands-on activities on the importance of protecting our natural resources. During ACE, campers have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and dig into nature and form a new understanding of the environment through interactive participation.
In addition, campers have the chance to experience nature through other activities such as tubing, archery, zip line, water rockets, the water slide and other adventures. Campers also will learn about possible careers in the area of natural resources from the professionals who work in it every day. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn about natural resources through hands-on activities with experts who are excited about natural resources.
Fees and registration are $185.00 dollars per camper. ACE is sponsored by Nebraska NRDs, NARD, Olsen Agricultural Laboratory, Hooker County Turner Youth Initiative, the Nebraska Environmental Trust and Nebraska Academy of Science, Inc. Nebraska NRDs and the NARD partnered with several organizations to help make the camp a success, including the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nebraska National Forest, Nebraska State 4-H Camp, and Nebraska Pheasants Forever.
Applicants that wish to apply for a scholarship to the camp must complete the registration form, and send it to the North Platte NRD office, P.O. Box 280, Scottsbluff, NE 69363-0280. The scholarships are open to students that live in Scotts Bluff, Banner, Morrill, Garden, and southern Sioux counties. Students will be contact on Monday, June 4th on whether they have received the scholarship, and then the applications will be forwarded on the camp. To find out more information about ACE or to get a copy of a registration, contact David Wolf at (308) 632-2749, or visit www.npnrd.org.
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