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January 18, 2011

MADISON - Social-media savvy youths between the ages of 16 and 28 who are also outdoors lovers have an opportunity to apply to serve as the State Park Youth Ambassador for the Wisconsin state parks program.

As part of a national campaign to recruit a youth ambassadors for each state, the Wisconsin state park program is seeking an ambassador to explore Wisconsin state parks, and to promote the nation's state park systems.

"This is an opportunity for someone aged 16-28 to collaborate on a nationwide media and marketing program," says Dan Schuller, Wisconsin state parks director. "Ambassadors will work with park staff and their own social networks to document their outdoor experiences with articles, blogs, and photo/video essays."

This is a volunteer position and does not include compensation or transportation to parks, but the ambassador will receive guidance from individual state parks and of the state park system in documenting and sharing their experiences at parks.

Details and application forms for the Wisconsin State Parks youth ambassador are available on the DNR website. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2011.

Currently, A.J. Marz is serving as the acting youth ambassador until a permanent ambassador is selected. People interested in applying for the ambassador position can view articles and photos from Marz's state parks visits on the America's State Parks website at [] (exit DNR).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenna Assmus - (608) 264-8994

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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