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Youth

Opportunities for Youth

The DNR offers a variety of opportunities for youth to connect with our natural resources.

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Career Pathways

High School students can join the DNR for a four-day career experience, exploring various careers in natural resources including: fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, conservation officer and park ranger.

Learn More About Career Pathways

Fun Fishing Info

Have a young person who wants to go fishing or already loves to go? We've got information to help you on future trips and fun activities for kids of all ages to do that will get them "hooked" on the sport! 

Learn About Kids' Fishing Fun
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Scouting with the DNR

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations are among the oldest of the Department of Natural Resources partners in improving habitat and air and water quality, and supporting outdoor recreation activities.

Learn About Scouting with the DNR