2019 Conference Details

You’re Invited to the 2019 Youth Exploring Stewardship Conference!

What: A two-day leadership experience, where youth environmental leaders from around the Front Range will…

  • Participate in hands-on stewardship and fun outdoor activities
  • Learn outdoor skills CPR, plant identification, and fishing
  • Explore future academic and career opportunities in stewardship, environmental education, and conservation
  • Take their leadership skills to the next level
  • Help set the direction of youth leadership and stewardship for the Front Range
  • Make new friends, and have fun outside!

Where: Cal-Wood Education Center, near Jamestown, CO

When: October 5th and 6th, 2019

Who: YOU!

Participation in the conference is free. Meals, lodging, transportation, and gear are provided.

Registration for this event is now CLOSED. Stay tuned for information on 2020 events!

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2019 Conference Summary:

The second annual Youth Exploring Stewardship Conference was held on October 5-6, 2019 at Cal-Wood Education Center outside Jamestown, Colorado. The conference was free and open to high-school-aged youth who were already involved in stewardship and environmental leadership or who were interested and looking to learn more.

The YES Conference focused on connecting diverse youth, giving youth the tools and resources to take their engagement to the next level, and building a regional culture of stewardship. Youth had the chance to lead one another in forestry work, met with and learned from professionals in a variety of relevant fields, and participated in workshops on topics ranging from natural resource career awareness to mental health.

Because the YES Coalition is focused on meeting the real needs of young people, the conference agenda was determined with input from youth themselves and the lessons learned from the 2018 conference. With 16 organizations involved in the coalition, we were able to solicit feedback from a diverse range of young people.