Arwen writes –

I heard a great piece on Explosives Camp on NPR – It’s loosely affiliated with the University of Missouri–Paul Worsey, a mine engineering professor, started it to basically give teenagers an outlet for their desire to blow stuff up as well as get them interested in the profession of mine engineering, which is facing some pretty serious shortages once the current crop retires. It’s worth listening to the piece–it’s maybe 5 min. long. I really liked Worsey’s attitude–he seemed to be having as much fun as the kids! “One of the good things about it is that we manage to attract the kids that might otherwise get into a little bit of trouble,” Worsey said. “[We] give them a good outlet and an opportunity for a career.”…

NPR : At Camp, Teens Blow Stuff Up, As They’re Told – Link.