Our experience from the Conservation Ambassador Program (CAP) is that when energized, tech-savvy high school students team up with dedicated, knowledgeable local conservation leaders, good things happen. These local projects are a “win” in all directions – for the students, for the local conservation advocates, for the community, and for the environment. We will be posting Conservation Training Partnerships projects on our online map as they are completed, but in the meantime, check out projects completed by our Conservation Ambassadors throughout the state.
As a team, teen and adult CTP participants will apply new knowledge and tools to address a local conservation project. The project topic, duration and intensity may be tailored to the individual interests and circumstances of the participants. The program coordinator and other CTP instructors will be able to assist throughout the project via in-person visits, webinars, and Google Forum/Classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their work at a fun, causal event at the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference or Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources. Select participant teams may be interviewed during multiple periods of the project by UConn Neag of School researchers to study the importance of intergenerational learning in informal STEM learning.
Click on a dot for more information about the participants, their local partners, and their projects.