Land Stewardship Ambassadors

About

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 are encouraged to 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. This course is a reading and writing intensive course.

With the pandemic, we do not know what the situation will be in January.  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 before the 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.

2022 Program Dates

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.

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

APPLY TODAY

Deadline to apply is November 1, 2021

Qualifications

  • 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

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Contact

Bexar County  |  Helen Holdsworth – helenholdsworth@wittemuseum.orgAllie Biedenharn – abiedenharn@eastfoundation.net; Daemon Pina – daemonpina@wittemuseum.org

Cameron County | Elisa Velador – evelador@texas-wildlife.orgTina Buford – tbuford@eastfoundation.net

Webb County  | Masi Mejia – mmejia@eastfoundation.net