Youth Opportunities (ages 15-18)

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If you would like to work outdoors in teams to improve the environment, check out Conservation Corps youth programs.

Summer Youth Corps is our summer residential program. For eight or four weeks, mid-June to mid-August, you will work on a crew with seven other youth and two crew leaders, camp in State Parks throughout Minnesota, and work to restore natural areas by maintaining hiking trails, building boardwalk, planting trees, and removing invasive plants. READ MORE.

Youth Outdoors is our after-school 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.

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Interested in conservation programs outside Minnesota and Iowa? Check out our Nationwide Corps Program database!