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

Career Pathways 2020

  • When

    June 21-25, 2020


    The Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center located on the north shore of Higgins Lake. Owned and operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, it provides cabin style dorms, classroom spaces and is all inclusive with food and lodging.


    $150, includes food and lodging.