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Youth expo volunteers

Nineteen Central Lakes College natural resources students and instructor Dr. Bill Faber helped 200 sixth graders from Royalton and Little Falls on Friday, Nov. 5 at Camp Ripley, where the 2010 Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener Youth Expo offered activities such as archery, outdoor safety, an obstacle course, and “Makin’ Tracks,” supervised by the CLC volunteers. Throughout the morning, groups of 30 youngsters per station rotated in 25-minute sessions. Makin’ Tracks was designed to enhance the youths’ understanding of deer and other animal tracks. They used basic mold ingredients to cast prints that they took with them at the end of the expo. Students from CLC who participated: Caleb Hill, Scott Shelito, Sharia Merten, Nathan Johnson, and Jason Gildart, all of Brainerd; Cody Neu, Laura May, and Mark Schneider, Little Falls; Eric Gruber and Michelle Dickson, Merrifield; Blake Quick, Hackensack; Bryan Harvey, Aitkin (pictured); Charity Kern, Henning; Eric Rauchman, Mankato; Paul Kedrowski, Princeton; Steve McKay, Burnsville; Brian Steffen, Cushing; Katrine Newton, Pine River; and Justin Forrest, Tomahawk, Wis.

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