Group of students standing in the woods with DNR park interpreter talking to them
  • Are you a high school student with an interest in a natural resources career? The Career Pathways Program provides a great introduction to what such a career could be like. Imagine spending a week with fish and wildlife professionals learning what their job is like: standing in a stream measuring fish, touring forestry logging sites, and assisting conservation officers with a poaching case, just for a few examples.

    This program was created so high school students could experience the real scenarios and work habits of Michigan resource professionals. This four-day resident program also includes a college round-table with several Michigan universities as well as sessions on how to write a resume and discussions on interviewing for a job.

    This program is not for the fainthearted. Lots of field work outside and long days will give you a taste of these professions but will guarantee a good night sleep. Students will explore various careers in natural resources including:

    • Fisheries and wildlife management
    • Forestry
    • Conservation Officer
    • Park Ranger