Conservation Careers Discovery Days slated

Young women interested in careers based on their love of the outdoors, wildlife and science can learn about job options from mentors and professionals at an upcoming event.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is sponsoring Conservation Careers Discovery Days April 4-5. High school girls in ninth-12th grades can enjoy camping, bird watching, water sampling and other activities related to wildlife biology, ecology, research and land management. The event begins at 4 p.m. April 4 and concludes at 6 p.m. April 5.

Space is limited. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is March 28. All event costs, including meals, camping equipment, travel and supplies, are covered by funds from the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks’ Youth Participation Initiative.

To register, go to For more information, contact Leslie Burger at 325-6686 or