Investigate environmental topics with indoor and outdoor activities
Receive PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, correlated to national and state academic standards . Click here to find out more: VMNH workshop flyer 11-3-2017 (003)
“The most amazing and helpful book in the universe! The students love the activities. It helps make learning more engaging for students, and in turn less stressful for me.”
– Rachel Hill, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Salem Church Middle School, Richmond, Virginia
YCLI began as an expansion of Youth Conservation Camp in an effort to keep students engaged in the environmental topics introduced at camp.
YCLI offers high school students interested in environmental conservation and stewardship an opportunity to build leadership skills and connect with local mentors involved with environmental issues.
Students choose projects that they are interested in to carryout in their community.
As a participant in the Youth Conservation Leadership Institute, students will be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service with a focus in the natural resources conservation field. Students are encouraged to focus work with the local Soil & Water Conservation District but any work that contributes to pollution prevention, natural resources conservation, and promotion of environmental literacy will be accepted. All projects must have a confirmed mentor which may be a local SWCD, government agency, community leader, or similar local organization.
YCLI is open to any Virginia high school student committed to the entirety of the program including:
Click to access the 2017 -2018 YCLI Application and applications are due to me by Aug 18th, 2017. For additional information visit http://vaswcd.org/ycli