Summer Youth Practicum

The Native American Environmental Awareness Summer Youth Practicum (SYP) is designed to provide Native American students (incoming 10th – 12th grade) an opportunity to gain hands-on and in-lecture experience in the interdisciplinary components of natural resource management and Indigenous knowledge. One of the goals of the NAFWS is to educate Native American youth to understand the importance of professional natural resource management and the interconnectedness to culture, as well encourage them to continue their education and pursue careers in the natural resource fields.


is planned and implemented by our national office and the education coordinator. This week long program is in the beautiful and mountainous Estes Park, Colorado. Students from the continental U.S. are encouraged to apply.


are planned and implemented by the NAFWS regions with the aid of the national office. The week long programs are located in various locations and depend on the region. Regional SYP’s are opened to students that are residents of the specific region.

Planning is on the way for the 2024 National SYP


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Great times at the 2023 National SYP

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In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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