Students analyzing artifacts at Southwest Ancestral Landscapes Youth Summit, Mesa Verde Country, June 2014

Youth Summit Town Hall at the Koshare Indian Museum, Southeast Colorado, June 2013

Youth Summit at Bents Old Fort National Historic Site, Southeast Colorado, June 2013

Youth Summit at Bents Old Fort National Historic Site, Southeast Colorado, June 2013

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Objectives

  • Foster understanding of heritage, history, and historic places
  • Connect youth to places associated with diverse cultures and viewpoints
  • Involve students in historic preservation and service-learning projects
  • Expand tools to support educators’ classroom efforts, while providing meaningful and relevant 21st century learning applications
  • Bolster local preservation and heritage tourism efforts of communities and historic sites
  • Gain youth perspectives on preservation and heritage tourism issues