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Hurley students connect with Purdue University


February 25, 2017

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe photo

A GROUP of Hurley K-12 students Skype with researchers at Purdue University Friday. Conservation specialist Zach Wilson, standing, organized the partnership as a way to expose the students to additional natural resources careers.

HURLEY - A group of Hurley K-12 students had the opportunity to talk to students in Purdue University's Forestry and Natural Resources program via Skype Friday afternoon.

The interaction provided another way to expose the Hurley students to potential careers, said Zach Wilson, a conservation specialist with the Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department.

"(It's a way) to expose kids to natural resources as a profession," Wilson said.

Wilson thought the day went really well, saying one of the big comments he heard from the Purdue students was they wished it could have lasted longer t...

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