A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers.

We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

2020 NAFWS Environmental Awareness Summer Youth Practicum - July 20-25, 2020

  1. Informational Flyer
  2. Application

July 20 - 25, 2020

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO


The SYP is designed to provide Native American students (incoming 10th – 12th grade) an opportunity to gain hands-on
and in-lecture experience in the interdisciplinary components of natural resource management and Indigenous
knowledge. One of the goals of the NAFWS is to educate Native American youth to understand the importance of
professional natural resource management and the interconnectedness to culture, as well as encourage them to
continue their education and pursue careers in the natural resource fields.

Are you an incoming 10th – 12th grader or do you know of someone that will be in the 10th – 12th grade that is interested in
learning more about: Natural Resources? Wildlife? Recreation? Fish? Rivers? Traditional Ecological Knowledge? Range
Management? Forestry? Watershed? Tribal Lands? Sacred Areas? OR the preservation, protection, conservation,
enhancement of natural resources? Then, the SYP is for YOU! Please Apply!


Interested students may apply by the April 10, 2020 deadline. Required application materials are here:


  • Essay submission requirement
  • Recommendation Letters required
  • Student Contract
  • Picture Release Statement
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Parent/Guardian Contract