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DCNR Exploring Careers Outdoors (ECO) Days – State Parks

Students in 9-12th grade are invited to spend the day at beautiful Hickory Run State Park to learn about several careers in the outdoors. Sign up for one or more of the following careers you’d like to learn more about: Forestry, Geology, Resource Management and Wildlife Biology, and State Parks. Each program will include time in the field with professionals participating in hands-on activities and will include information on career requirements, internship opportunities, and the NEOGOV hiring process.

During this ECO Day, you’ll answer the question: Just how does everything work behind the scenes in your beautiful PA State Parks? A team of people work together to provide you a safe, enjoyable, and memorable experience! Spend some time with a park manager learning about his duties in managing what appears to be a small community with personnel, budgets, infrastructure like roads bridges, and sewage treatment. Our DCNR Rangers will provide a behind the scenes look at how they provide visitor services and safety. Our environmental education specialists will demonstrate a short program and overview some of the educational and recreational programs offered to a variety of audiences. You’ll also hear from our maintenance staff on what goes into keeping the park clean and safe for the thousands of visitors we receive annually. DCNR offers careers as Park Managers, Park Manager Trainees, DCNR Rangers, Environmental Education Specialists, Maintenance Repairman, Heavy Equipment Operators, Semi-skilled Laborers, Administrative Assistants, and Clerical Assistants.

Registration is required, please use the green button. Please dress for being outdoors, wear closed toed shoes, and bring a lunch and water. This program is free of charge and participants will receive a variety of free materials for each corresponding career topic.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00am to 2:30pm

Hickory Run State Park, Visitor Center
3 Family Camp Road, White Haven, PA 18661


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