Focus on hands-on classroom and field activities in forestry, nrcc, ecology, fisheries, watershed management, natural resources management and conservation.
Talk with natural resource professionals throughout the week and learn about college programs offered in their respective fields.
Use GIS, GPS, computer simulation, and other field tools related to careers in natural resources.
Stay in rustic cabins in the scenic mountains of Garrett County.
Students who reach age 16 before the end of NRCC week may choose to earn two college credits (fees required) from Allegany College of Maryland. To be eligible, students must complete a short exam and present a team management plan. The two college credits will transfer to most community colleges in Maryland and several four year schools.
Become eligible for college scholarships designated for forestry, arboriculture, urban forestry and natural resources.
Recently graduated high school students are welcome to apply.
The $450 NRCC Tuition Fee includes lodging and meals for the entire week and is normally paid for by the local Maryland Forestry Board (in-state only). Students are responsible for the $125 Student Activity Fee. Find contact info for all county Forestry Boards at www.marylandforestryboards.org/chairs.cfm.
Space is limited to 42 NRCC students. Applicants will be interviewed and approved on a first-come basis. In addition, students from bordering states (DC, DE, PA, VA, WV) are welcome to apply and will be interviewed by the nearest local Forestry Board.