2024 Alaska Summer Youth Practicum Online Submission



Native American Fish & Wildlife Society - Alaska Region
When:  July 16 - 22nd, 2024

Where: Alaska Pacific University Campus - Anchorage, AK

Who: 10th – 12th grade Native Youth by Fall 2024 (15 - 17 years of age)

**Graduating seniors eligible, if still 17 by July 23, 2024

The Practicum is a FREE opportunity open to all Alaska Native high school students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fishery and wildlife management, forestry, animal husbandry, watershed management, hydrology, or other natural resource related fields. The Practicum provides a "hands-on" learning experience with field sessions and class room style activities where we will hear from Tribal Leaders, Tribal Staff, and climate scientists about different methods for natural resources management. The Practicum is provided by the Alaska Region of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society at no-cost to the participating students.

Some strenuous hiking will be involved. For more information or any difficulty submitting an application, contact Kaitlyn Demoski at: [email protected] or (907) 242- 4789.

All Applications must be received or postmarked by June 3, 2024, and students will be notified by June 17, 2024. Only COMPLETE APPLICATIONS will be accepted.

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Your response can be in the form of a poem, short essay, drawing, video, audio recording, or photograph series (upload here, or you're also welcome to email or text your responses to [email protected] (907) 242-4789 when submitting your application)

  • Your interests and activities in environmental stewardship and/or natural resources management such as fisheries, wildlife, forestry, and animal husbandry.
  • What does Natural Resources Management, Stewardship, and Conservation mean to you?
  • What area of Natural Resources Management and Conservation would you like to learn more about and why?
  • What area of Natural Resources Management and Conservation do you feel is most important to our future and why?
  • What kind of Natural Resources Management and Conservation is being done around your home and on your traditional lands? What would you do to improve it?
  • What do you do to feel connected to your lands and waters? (ex. hunting, dancing, snowmachining, berry picking, etc.)
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 4 files.