for Teens

About CAP

NRCA's Conservation Ambassadors Program is great for high school students (grades 9 to 11) that are interested in the environment or science. Through a week-long field experience at UConn and an individual community conservation project, this program engages high school students in natural resource science and conservation biology in a fun and exciting way through experiential, place-based learning. This program was awarded the 2016 Maria Pirie Environmental Education Program Award from the New England Environmental Education Alliance.

2017-2018 Program Details

Field experience dates & location:

July 16-22, 2017 at UCONN main campus, Storrs, CT

Conservation project dates:

May/June 2017 to February 2018 to be completed in your own town at your own pace under mentor guidance.

Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources dates: March 2018 at UCONN main campus, Storrs, CT

Financial aid: Our goal is to make NRCA’s CAP program available to all students regardless of financial situation. Contact the NRCA Coordinator ( to learn more about our financial aid program.

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