SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is launching its fifth year of a wilderness leadership program, Young Ambassadors for Wilderness.
The Young Ambassadors for Wilderness is a five-month statewide program geared toward youth who share common interests in keeping Wyoming wild and those who are interested in becoming the next generation of wilderness leaders.
The program is open for admission and in search of youth who love the outdoors and are eager to learn more about Wyoming’s wild lands and how to preserve them for future generations.
The Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program presents unique opportunities for these young people to shadow professionals in the field, learn about the wilderness in their own backyards and complete an independent course project to share with their community. The participants attend monthly lessons delivered by field experts and focus on a specific wilderness themes such as wilderness policy, backcountry travel, Leave No Trace principles and environmental careers. To apply, students must be between 12-18 years old, live in Wyoming (or have substantial ties to Wyoming) and have a passion for wild places. The application process includes filling out an application form, writing a two-page statement (or producing a three-minute video or art piece) explaining why the student wants to be a wilderness leader and submitting one letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member. Applications will be accepted until May 14.
For more information on Young Ambassadors for Wilderness and how to apply, see www.wildwyo.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (307) 672-2751.