Safeguarding Natural Heritage

Are you interested in a career in plant and animal science, wildlife management, or agribusiness? Safeguarding Natural Heritage is a two week summer outreach program that allows Native Youth between the ages of 14-17 explore these exciting careers!

Throughout two weeks of programming, youth will participate in hands-on labs, workshops, discussion groups, field trips, and character/team-building activities. Native Youth will be led through these experiences by Tribal Elders, practitioners, university professors, and U.S. Government scientists all while living on a college campus. Students that are chosen for this opportunity will have all costs of tuition, room and board, and laboratory supplies covered by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The only cost participants will need to cover is transportation to and from the college/university campus. The 2018 partner sites include College of Menominee Nation, Diné College, Navajo Technical University, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

To learn more about this opportunity and who to contact for questions, go here!

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374