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Monday, March 22, 2010

Announcing Youth Conservation Congress

Director Marc Miller, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, invites high school youth (ages 14-17) to participate in the first Youth Conservation Congress at Brookfield Zoo on June 27.  Students will learn about conservation issues and careers in Illinois.  Activities will be hands on and the agenda will focus on Community Conservation, Wildlife Management and Invasive Species.  Students will develop a personal action plan to incorporate conservation activities into their everyday lives.

You must register in advance and the first 100 students will be accepted.  On June 27th, check-in will open at 9:30 AM and the program will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The event is FREE and lunch will be provided by the Illinois Sportsmen’s Caucus.  Registration is available here

Parents or guardians will not be allowed to participate in the activities, but family members are invited to enjoy a day at Brookfield Zoo while their students participate in the Youth Conservation Congress.

Questions?  Call 217-785-0075.