Natural Resources Commission Youth Conservation Council
For in the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.
Interested in nature? Want to make a difference, meet new friends, gain leadership experience and have fun outdoors? Join the Youth Conservation Council!
Why to Join
The Natural Resources Commission Youth Conservation Council is your opportunity to be part of the conversation about conservation. It's a chance to:
- Make a difference - explore the reasons kids aren't getting outside and how the DNR can change this trend
- Make friends - meet other young people from around the state with an interest in the outdoors
- Gain leadership experience - work as a team to come up with recommendations that will help guide future programs and actions
- Have fun outdoors
Who Should Join
We are looking for young people, ages 14 to 18, with a variety of backgrounds and interests who care about Michigan's great outdoors. Whether you're an avid hunter or just enjoy being outdoors, we want your input on all aspects of outdoor recreation and involvement.
What You'll Do
As a council member, you'll meet with peers and natural resource mentors, brainstorm ideas, give advice, research and communicate with team members, and participate in outdoor activities under the guidance of Department of Natural Resources staff.
Apply to be a Council Member
The selection process for the 2013 year has been completed. We will be opening this process up again for additional and new members in December 2013.
Questions and Answers About the Youth Conservation Council
For more information about the Youth Conservation Council, call (517) 373-2457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.