National Conservation Training Center
Major Support From:
Juan Martinez Director of Leadership Development and Natural Leaders Network Coordinator
NATURAL LEADERS INITIATIVE
Empowering the next generation
of nature-smart changemakers
Our Natural Leaders initiative is building a network of diverse young leaders working to increase equitable access to nature in their communities. We provide training, ongoing support and peer-to-peer mentoring for this growing network. To date, we’ve trained more than 200 Natural Leaders working in 178 communities in 47 states in 4 countries.
Last August, Natural Leaders had the honor of mentoring and training young adults participating in Fresh Tracks – a program inspired by President Obama’s commitment to connect more young Americans to nature. This partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, Sierra Club, IslandWood, REI and Zumiez will enable emerging leaders from South Los Angeles and Arctic Alaska to experience each other’s cultures and communities — and build leadership and workforce skills. Some of them even got to meet the President!
What’s your legacy?
Legacy Camp is our signature leadership training for diverse, emerging leaders between the ages of 18- and 29-years-old. Participants in this multi-day intensive training leave camp with the skills and support they need to develop community-driven action plans to increase nature access for all. Legacy Camp curriculum is built upon four foundational pillars.
NATURAL LEADERS NEWS
Legacy Camp Comes to Seattle
The Natural Leaders Network is now offering four regional Legacy Camps a year. In March, NLN is thrilled to partner with IslandWood, REI and the YMCA BOLD/GOLD program to offer our next regional camp in Seattle!
GOCO Partnership Brings Legacy Camp to Colorado
Natural Leaders is proud to partner with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to bring Legacy Camp training to communities participating in GOCO’s Inspire Initiative — a 5-year effort to encourage Coloradans, particularly kids, to enjoy and care for the great outdoors.
Natural Leaders Legacy Camp FAQs
DEADLINE MAY 22nd