These programs are unique in the state of Maryland and provide experiential, hands-on education to students interested in outdoor studies.
The open house will be held Nov. 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a light breakfast at the McHenry campus of Garrett College in Room 111 of the Garrett Information Enterprise Center building.
Prospective students and parents are invited to attend and meet representatives from each program, including faculty, current students and alumni, to learn about the coursework, fieldwork and career opportunities. Breakout sessions for both programs will take place. Lunch will be provided also.
Additionally, those in attendance will have the opportunity to inquire about the admissions and financial aid process. Tours of the Garrett College campus and facilities, including the residence halls and the Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex, will be provided.
These programs are unique in the state of Maryland and are especially attractive for students seeking a somewhat non-traditional career in the outdoors, noted Mike Tumbarello, director of enrollment management.
“Each program stresses hands-on field experiences and actual competency above and beyond theory. The NRWT program is especially suited for students interested in biological sciences, wildlife management and employment in natural resources management.
“Many FFA students would find this a great program match for their skills and interests. The Adventure Sports program has especially resonated with students seeking an action-oriented learning environment in the outdoors,” Tumbarello said.