Posts by Category: Youth Engagement
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Raised in south central Los Angeles, Shaqeal Alkebu-Lan, aka Shaq, had never been exposed to the National Park Service. Now he calls Grand Teton his summer home.read more...
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Alfonso Orozco and CJ Goulding are alums of the Foundation funded, National Park Service Academy. Find out how the program impacted their lives and what they are doing today.read more...
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
The 2016 YCP crew just finished their summer of work, but their impact on Grand Teton will be enjoyed and appreciated by park visitors well into the future. YCP’s 21 crew members spent 10 weeks working in Grand Teton, and each hiked 42,865 vertical feet and walked 213 miles.read more...
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Nina Lagpacan just finished her 10-week internship with the NPS Academy in Grand Teton National Park. Her summer was rich with focus on projects ranging from creating physical map products, modeling stream flow, and monitoring glaciers.read more...
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
YPC 2016 has come to a close. A terrific crew of teenagers and team leaders had the summer of a lifetime with ten weeks of hard work, blisters, tremendous accomplishments, and comraderie.read more...
Friday, August 12th, 2016
It is hard to believe that there is only one week left of the YCP season! This week the crew completed trail maintenance in Garnet Canyon, finished work on the Lucas Fabian Homestead, and learned about edible and medicinal plants.read more...
Friday, August 5th, 2016
This week, the YCP camped in the Lower Berry backcountry. Highlights of the week included learning about the area fire from firefighters, finding thimbleberries and huckleberries, watching peregrine falcons fight, learning how to fly fish, and playing hackie sack in the evenings.read more...
Friday, July 29th, 2016
During the seventh week of YCP, the crew continued to work on the trail by the Lucas Fabian Homestead. They persevered through dust clouds, scorching days, and black flies. Although they still have work ahead of them, they have put a sizable dent in the project.read more...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
The YCP season is more than halfway over and time is flying by. This week the crew gained first aid skills and dug new trail at one of Grand Teton’s historic properties. Learn more in our latest edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, July 15th, 2016
We are half way through the eleventh season of the Youth Conservation Program. This week the crew worked in the rain, learned from park biologists, and spent time with the Jenny Lake Rangers. Learn more in our latest edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, July 8th, 2016
In their fourth week, the YCP crew is refining their skills and learning new techniques, all while enjoying summer in Grand Teton. Learn more in this week’s edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, July 1st, 2016
The hot summer days have not stopped the YCP crew from completing much-needed improvements in Grand Teton. Learn more about how the crew overcame challenges this week in our latest edition of Trail Talk.read more...
Friday, June 24th, 2016
The second week of the 2016 YCP season was filled with digging, building steps, and mosquitoes! Learn more about the crew’s progress in our latest edition of Trail Talk.read more...
Friday, June 17th, 2016
This week marked the first week of the 2016 Youth Conservation Program. Learn what happened in our first edition of this summer’s Trail Talk.read more...
Monday, June 13th, 2016
Stephen Adamson was an attorney who was passionate about wild places, outdoor adventure, and Grand Teton National Park. Through a sponsorship fund established in his honor, we celebrate his life by giving young people a chance to do meaningful work in Grand Teton.read more...
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
NPS Academy is an innovative program designed to introduce diverse undergraduate and graduate students from across the country to careers in the NPS. Now in its sixth year, NPS Academy has engaged over 350 students since it began in 2011.read more...
Monday, February 29th, 2016
Mountains to Main Street Urban Ambassador Breona Green is working on a project in her home city of Jacksonville, Florida to connect inner city youth to national parks. Here she shares why she finds this type of programming so important.read more...
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
The NPS centennial year has begun! And to kick off this important milestone in NPS history, Grand Teton National Park has introduced a new and exciting program called Mountains to Main Street.read more...
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
The Foundation-funded Pura Vida (PV) program in Grand Teton National Park started in 2010 as a means to address the lack of engagement of local Latino youth and their families in the park. As a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, Teddi Hofmann, a former Teton Science Schools field instructor for PV, decided to focus her research on the efficacy and impact of this program.read more...
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Take a look at our newest video highlighting the accomplishments of this summer’s crew and the incredible impact YCP has on its participants.read more...
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...
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- Pura Vida (7)
- My Park My Story (7)
- Ways to Give (6)
- Field Notes from Steve Cain (6)
- Historic Preservation (4)
- Celebrating the Centennial (4)
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- Mountains to Main Street (2)