The University of Vermont wants to add more diversity to its environmental programs.
So UVM is hosting big city high schoolers to give them a taste of the rural world.
Don DeHayes of UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources says that historically, undergraduate forestry and wildlife programs haven’t connected to minority populations.
Concern about global warming has helped change that.
Recently a group of students from New York’s High School for Environmental Studies toured Shelburne Farms.
Seventeen year-old Joshua Carrera, a high school junior who is considering attending UVM, says concerns about the environment can be really scary.