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
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.