Posts by Category: Youth Engagement
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Pura Vida is an experiential, leadership, and mentoring program that offers unique recreation and learning experiences to local Latino students and their families. 2015 marks the sixth year of this successful program, and we are pleased to share our latest video that demonstrates the incredible impact Pura Vida has on the Jackson Latino community.read more...
Trail Talk: Life on the crew of Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – The Final Report
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
This ambitious group of teens completed an impressive amount of projects this summer including trail construction, asphalt removal, fence building, and much more.read more...
Monday, August 24th, 2015
Last week was the final week of the 2015 YCP. Learn how they spent their final days in Grand Teton in our latest edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, August 14th, 2015
The YCP crew just finished their second to last work week of the summer. Learn more about their accomplishments in this week’s edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, August 7th, 2015
YCP spent their work week in Grand Teton’s remote Webb Canyon. Learn about their significant accomplishments in the latest edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, July 31st, 2015
The YCP crew spent their week in the backcountry on the west side of Jackson Lake. Learn more in this week’s edition of Trail Talk.read more...
Friday, July 24th, 2015
The 2015 YCP crew is officially more than half way through the season! Learn more about how they spent their sixth week on the job in our most recent edition of Trail Talk.read more...
Friday, July 17th, 2015
YCP had another busy week. Learn more in this week’s edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Trail Talk: Life on the crew of Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Weeks Three & Four
Friday, July 10th, 2015
The YCP crew had a busy week repairing damaged trail and working with park biologists. Learn more is this week’s edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, June 26th, 2015
The second week of YCP has come to an end. Learn more about what the crew accomplished in this week’s edition of Trail Talk.read more...
Friday, June 19th, 2015
This week marks the beginning of the 2015 Youth Conservation Program. Learn about the incredible work the crew accomplishes in our weekly column, Trail Talk!read more...
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Youth Conservation Program in Grand Teton National Park. We are delighted to share our most recent video that tells the story of how YCP began and the impact this program has on its participants and Grand Teton.read more...
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
On March 8th, 18 college students traveled from afar to Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) for the annual NPS Academy (NPSA). The week-long spring break orientation introduced these dynamic young people to the NPS and prepared them for summer internships in national parks across the country.read more...
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Veronica Verdin is a part of the NPS Academy class of 2014. Following the spring break orientation in Grand Teton, Veronica interned at Zion National Park last summer and returned to the NPS Academy orientation in March of 2015 as a program mentor. Here she shares her experience with NPS Academy and how the program has had a significant impact on her life.read more...
Friday, October 31st, 2014
During the Foundation’s ten-week Youth Conservation Program, students are challenged to work as a team, develop leadership skills, and see the results of their own conservation efforts on the trails of Grand Teton. Watch this video highlighting this summer’s program!read more...
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
The teens of the 2014 Youth Conservation Program (YCP) have now returned home to family, friends, and school. Their summer of working and learning in Grand Teton finished over one month ago, but their extraordinary efforts continue to be appreciated by all who spend time in Grand Teton.read more...
Monday, August 25th, 2014
This week marks the official end to the Youth Conservation Program for the 2014 season. However, this did not mean that the crew would end their term on an easy note!read more...
Friday, August 15th, 2014
Summer is starting to wind down but the Youth Conservation Program is still going full steam. The crew spent four days camping in the backcountry at the Lower Berry Cabin.read more...
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Historically, local Latino youth and their families have visited Grand Teton at much lower rates than other populations. GTNPF has partnered with Grand Teton National Park and Teton Science Schools to create Pura Vida, an outreach program that both educates and engages Latino youth in GTNP.read more...
Friday, August 8th, 2014
This week in Grand Teton National Park the most useful tool for the YCP team proved to be the trusted rain jacket. As they tromped through monsoonal conditions in the mountains, the weather showed that the crew truly does work in rain or shine.read more...
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
The 2014 NPS Academy graduation last night marked the final day of the program. After a spring orientation in Grand Teton and a summer of work for the National Park Service, the interns had time to share their impressive experiences.read more...
Friday, August 1st, 2014
This week began with a face-lift to the trail along the sections from the String Lake outlet to the West Jenny Lake boat dock. The YCP crew tediously worked to remove limbs and brush along this dry terrain, completing 1.5 miles of trail improvement.read more...
Friday, August 1st, 2014
The NPS Academy introduces diverse college students to a range of career paths within the National Park Service through seminars, workshops, field trips, and recreational activities. A spring break orientation in Grand Teton and 12-week summer internships in national parks across the country give these career-minded participants valuable on-the-job training.read more...
Friday, July 25th, 2014
This week, the YCP burned up their energy stores hauling loads of materials to various projects. The first day of heavy labor necessitated good teamwork and communication as they pushed gravel and dirt-filled wheelbarrows to fill in a 10-step rock staircase.read more...
Friday, July 18th, 2014
This week marks the halfway point for the YCP program this summer. The work-week began with historic restoration of gates and fencing to recreate the appearance of the original corral in front of the John Moulton Barn.read more...
Friday, July 11th, 2014
If you happened to see a YCP member heading home this week with blood and bruises all over their body, fear not, it was just educational.read more...
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
This week marks the first week that it has not rained, sleeted, or snowed on a member of the 2014 YCP team. With the sun there comes a plethora of work to do in Grand Teton National Park.read more...
Friday, June 27th, 2014
This week started off hot and dry, but the YCP team got their feet wet by beginning construction to replace a rotten footbridge by the Bradley Lake outlet.read more...
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
The Youth Conservation Program (YCP) is more than a summer job; it’s an action-packed educational opportunity that accomplishes much needed work in Grand Teton.read more...
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