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Teacher Career Day at Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge
Midwest Region, June 29, 2009
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Andrew Howard (Bio. Tech.), Gary Poen (Refuge LE Officer), and Candy Chambers (Acting Refuge Manager) (L-R) discuss the National Wildlife Refuge System with teachers and counselors from nearby communities.
Andrew Howard (Bio. Tech.), Gary Poen (Refuge LE Officer), and Candy Chambers (Acting Refuge Manager) (L-R) discuss the National Wildlife Refuge System with teachers and counselors from nearby communities. - Photo Credit: n/a
Teachers and counselors pose for a picture with the staff at the Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge.  Staff present include Andrew Howard (Bio. Tech.), Candy Chambers (Acting Refuge Manager), Carolyn Gregory (Admin. Tech.), and Gary Poen (Refuge LE Officer) (L-R)
Teachers and counselors pose for a picture with the staff at the Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge. Staff present include Andrew Howard (Bio. Tech.), Candy Chambers (Acting Refuge Manager), Carolyn Gregory (Admin. Tech.), and Gary Poen (Refuge LE Officer) (L-R) - Photo Credit: n/a

On June 29, 2009, teachers and counselors from nearby communities gathered at Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge to learn about the variety of careers available in Natural Resources.  Over a dozen representatives from seven schools, including Middle, High and Community College levels, with varying educational backgrounds ranging from Business, Special Education, Science, English as a Second Language, History, Geography, and Family and Consumer Science were in attendance.

The presentation included an introduction to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, and the Great River and Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuges.  Refuge employees took turns providing the audience with a personal glimpse of their experience including educational background, pathway to their career, job responsibilities, and more.  Additional careers within the Service were discussed to further broaden their understanding of the various positions available at varying grade and educational levels.

After a picnic lunch, the group was treated to a tour of the refuge and the nearby Department of Army, Corps of Engineers' Lock and Dam 24.  In the end, the consensus of the presentation and day's events were overwhelmingly favorable.

 


Contact Info: Candace Chambers, 573.847.2333, candy_chambers@fws.gov



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