Future Conservationists Program

Future Conservationists

“The collaboration between our organizations helps kids to understand the importance of land conservation in Eagle County”

– Rachel Zacher, Walking Mountains Science Center Summer Programs Coordinator


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Kids weedingHere at your local land trust, we always try to remember why we protect land, and who we protect it for. It really comes down to one word: future.

Students from several youth organizations have participated in field programs and service projects where they participated in hands-on conservation education lessons or service projects giving back to the land.   By conducting the program at five public conservation easements held by EVLT, students learn about the different values of conservation (open space, historical value, habitat protection, scenic views).

EVLT is proud to collaborate with other organizations to deliver the FC program, including Walking Mountains Science Center, YouthPower365, The Cycle Effect, Homestead Court Club Kids Programs, Bright Futures Foundation Buddy Mentors Program, SOS Outreach, and Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement. For more information, read here! Please contact community@evlt.org for more information.

DSC_0008This education and outreach project is possible because of the generous support of our partners including Vail Resorts EpicPromise and Vail Valley Foundation.