Youth Opportunities (ages 15-18)
If you would like to work outdoors in teams to improve the environment, check out Conservation Corps youth programs.
In the Summer Youth Corps, you will live in tents and help restore natural areas for four weeks, mid-June to mid-July or mid-July to mid-August. Starting with four days of training, you then spike camp throughout the region improving trails, removing invasive plants, planting trees, installing rain gardens and restoring native habitats. READ MORE.
Youth Outdoors is our afterschool program for Saint Paul, Ramsey County and Minneapolis teens, ages 15 to 18. You will meet at Rec Centers in your neighborhood for 12 hours per week. During weekday work, you’ll explore science and the environment and prepare for Saturday projects when you may lead neighborhood volunteers to improve parks and restore natural resources. READ MORE.
The Bridges Project provides the next step for teenagers interested in a career in the environmental field. This program builds on previous experience with Conservation Corps – or a similar work and training program – and places youth crews alongside professionals and scientists to offer in-depth experiences and advanced training. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental field, this program is for you. READ MORE.
Restoring Relations connects American Indian teenagers to their heritage through hands-on environmental projects on lands and waters of cultural and historic significance. The program seeks to instill indigenous values and culture into all activities. READ MORE.