BLM California News.bytes 
News.bytes Extra, issue 552

Monument hosts LaQuinta Public Service Academy students

La Quinta California High School, in conjunction with local business and community partners, has developed a Public Service Academy for La Quinta High students in   grades 10-12. The program focuses on police, fire and court services training and instruction. The La Quinta High School Public Service Academy offers pathways to success for students. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument is proud to help host this student group and to help grow the future leaders of America.

students reconnoitre among rocks and tall dry grass
Monument Volunteer staff led Academy students on a hike into Carrizo Canyon Ecological Reserve.

students walk along the shoulder of a road near a Visitor Center sign
One Academy group returns to the Monument Visitor Center after a strenuous hike.

students in the visitor center
BLM Park Ranger Emily Hoerner oversees the Monument video presentation enjoyed by tired but hike-happy Academy students and teachers.

- Steven D. Harris, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, BLM Palm Springs South Coast Field Office (September 2012)

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