Registration open for summer youth conservation school

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:21

    BLOOMING GROVE - The Pike County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will hold its annual Youth Conservation School at Lacawac Sanctuary in Ledgedale, from Aug. 6 to 12. Conservation School is open to any Pike County student currently enrolled in either seventh or eighth grade who enjoys the outdoors and has a sincere interest in learning more about the natural environment and resource conservation. Hands-on educational programs provide students with the opportunity to learn about wildlife management, water resources, soil sciences, forestry, habitat improvement, sportsmen’s ethics, and more. Typical activities offered include an introduction to firearms safety and hunting ethics, duck banding, stream ecology and habitat improvement, use of a map and compass and orienteering, black bear management, boating safety, white-tailed deer ecology, fishing ethics and techniques, biology of the wild turkey, astronomy, wetland ecology, watersheds and groundwater, forest management and fire fighting techniques, wood duck nest box construction, amphibians, mammals, geology,of the Pocono’s, and more. Days are full and activities throughout the week are numerous. Cost to the student is $25 for the entire week and includes lodging, meals and educational programs. Class size is limited to 20 students. Registration forms are available at school guidance offices or contact the Pike County Conservation District 570-226-8220 or email: or visit the Pike Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs website at