National Conservation Training Center
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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!
Legacy Camp is our signature leadership training for diverse, emerging leaders between the ages of 18 and 26 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. >Read More
NATURAL LEADERS NEWS
2018 Colorado Legacy Camp
C&NN returns to Colorado for a second Regional Legacy Camp in partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado, August 24- 26 at YMCA Estes Park. There is no cost to attend camp. Colorado leaders between the ages of 18 and 26 who are interested in connecting to nature, developing their leadership skills and taking action in their communities are invited to apply. Learn More>
Natural Leaders Legacy Camp FAQs
DEADLINE MAY 22nd