The goal of this program is to increase awareness of land stewardship principles, promote civic engagement in today’s youth and inspire students to obtain careers that support land stewardship.
A cohort of 15 students will be selected in each of the following locations: Bexar, Webb and Cameron Counties. Students from outside of these counties may apply but should know the meetings will take place in person and in a central location. The three cohorts will meet separately except for the two dates noted below. Meeting locations will be: Bexar County cohort meets @ the Witte Museum in San Antonio; the Cameron County cohort meets @ Camp Rio at Historic Lula Sams in Brownsville; and Webb County cohort will meet @ Falcon Bank in Laredo.
Students who successfully complete the 10-session program will earn a $400 stipend.
With the pandemic, we do not know what the situation will be in February. All sessions will be formatted according to the latest CDC guidelines. Face coverings, physical distancing, temperature checks and other safety measures may be required of participants but all participants will be notified of the requirements prior to the February 7, 2021 mandatory parent/student information session. If the situation arises that the cohorts cannot meet in person, we will utilize the Zoom platform to meet virtually.
December 12, 2021
(Mandatory Parent/Student Info Session)
January 22 – 23, 2022
Overnight at the Witte Museum in San Antonio (Mandatory)*
January 30, 2022
February 13, 20, 27, 2022
March 6, 20, 27, 2022
April 3, 9 – 10, 2022
Overnight @ the San Antonio Viejo Ranch near Hebbronville (Mandatory)*
*Transportation and meals while in session provided.