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Open House for High Schoolers Interested in Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Careers

San Diego County CA— Young people aged 14 – 18, who have an interest in conservation and sustainable agriculture, are encouraged to attend an Open House to learn all about a unique, hands-on career exploration opportunity in this emerging area. The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD), in partnership with the Explorers Program, is hosting this free Open House on Thursday, September 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to introduce their new Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture Explorers Program.

WHAT: Open House for High School Students Interested in Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture Careers
WHEN: Thursday, September 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Resource Conservation District of Greater San
Diego County, 11769 Waterhill Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
RSVP: 619-562-0096

The Explorers Program teaches important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive career experiences and mentorship. It provides students with a hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them, while having fun in an engaging and informal environment. Explorers Programs, which are called “Posts,” are available in hundreds of different career fields.

The Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture Post, which is hosted by the RCD, is San Diego’s first post in this environmental career focus. It is a 12-month program for youth aged 14 – 18 that includes two monthly classroom sessions and one monthly field visit. Beginning in October, 2018, the sessions will teach students about conservation practices that are utilized in sustainable farming, including: how to create irrigation systems and fencing, how to set up and maintain a garden plot, how to cook with seasonal produce, and most importantly, how these practices benefit the local and global environment.

To learn more about the Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture Post, students are encouraged to attend this free Open House to hear all the program details. For more information about Explorers, visit: https://www.exploring.org/youth-benefits/. For more information about the programs and priorities of the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, visit: www.rcdsdcounty.org.