Summer Youth Practicum

Great times coming Summer 2021

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.

National Native American Environmental Awareness Summer Youth Practicum
(National SYP)

The National SYP is planned and implemented by our national office and the education coordinator. This week long program is hosted by YMCA of the Rockies in beautiful and mountainous Estes Park, Colorado. The program will have an in-person session this year of 2021 from July 25 – July 31, 2021. If you or someone you know may be interested, please apply! The deadline to apply is June 22, 2021 by 6PM Mountain Time. Download Application Below:

Regional Summer Youth Practicums

The Regional SYPs 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 SYPs are opened to students that are residents of the specific region, in example: Southwest SYP is for students that reside in the NAFWS southwest region states (NM, AZ, CO, CA).

Southwest Region Summer Youth Practicum

More information about our Scholarships & Internships

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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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