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Land Stewardship Ambassadors

The principles of land stewardship can be applied in both urban and rural settings.

Students from diverse backgrounds can learn from and inspire one another to think critically about how we care for the land. 

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 at the Witte Museum in San Antonio; the Cameron County cohort meets at Camp Rio at Historic Lula Sams in Brownsville; and Webb County cohort will meet at Falcon Bank in Laredo. 

Students who successfully complete the 10-session program will earn a $400 stipend. 

The Land Stewardship Ambassadors program is generously supported by SWBC, the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation, the Wheeler Foundation and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.
2023 LSA cohort in front of WITTE sign
witte logo, land strewardahip ambassadors logo, east foundation logo

2024 Program Dates

October 30, 2023
Application Deadline

December 10, 2023
(Mandatory) Parent/Student Info Session

January 13 – 14, 2024

(Mandatory) Overnight at the Witte Museum in San Antonio*

January 21 & 28, 2024

February 4, 11 & 25, 2024

March 3, 17 & 24, 2024

April 6 – 7, 2024

(Mandatory) Overnight at the San Antonio Viejo Ranch near Hebbronville*

April 30, 2024

Final deadline for all projects

*Transportation and meals while in session provided.

Through interactive experiences, career exploration and the study of stewardship, you will learn how to be a voice for Texas! 

Apply Today

Application deadline: October 15, 2023


  • Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school
  • Interest in the environment / outdoors and in developing personal leadership skills
  • Able to commit to participating in the full course
  • The 2024 Syllabus is in development. Click here to see last year’s syllabus. 


Bexar County

Helen Holdsworth

Cameron County

Elisa Velador

Tina Buford 

Webb County

Masi Mejia