Pathways to Natural Resources Careers Summit. February 23, 2012. Agenda. Brief Presentation Perspectives from the Field Kyle Sullivan, Weld County Youth Conservation Corps/ BLM Kim Burgess, DNR Break Working Groups Barriers and challenges Successful elements and systems
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February 23, 2012
Facilitator, Independent Contractor
Purpose: to Natural Resources CareersWork collaboratively to create more pathways to enable ALL young adults to be educated, prepared, and qualified to enter and maintain professional, sustainable natural resources careers. Let’s empower them to be self-sufficient and capable public land stewards.
Source: Colorado Dept. of Education, 2011
How many Dept. of Interior employees retired in 2011?
Approximately 33,000 retired in 2011. Typically, 11,000 employees retire annually.
Source: NPS employee, 2012.
Source: Dr. Hausdoerffer, Western State College, 2012.
SOURCE: Sharik and Layton, Intl. Symposium on Forestry Ed., 2010.
Subject area expertise is frequently being contracted out to consulting firms but how do you outsource forest management?
-- Dr. Hausdoerffer, Western State College
Wells, Nature and the Life Course, 2006.
Source: H. White, No Child Left Inside, Reversing NDD, NWF, 2008.
Source: CO Child Health Survey, CDPHE, 2007.
Who will steward our resources if youth are growing up indoors, disconnected, and unable to access natural resources jobs?
February 23, 2012