Summits

Summits

 

 

COLORADO YOUTH SUMMIT:

July 11-14, 2017

2017 Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit

Next Generation Stewards

The Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

WELCOME PACKET

SCHEDULE

 

NEW MEXICO YOUTH SUMMIT:

July 18-21, 2017

2017 New Mexico Preserve America Youth Summit

(OPEN TO NEW MEXICO and COLORADO STUDENTS)

Please note that transportation from Colorado is available.

Next Generation Stewards

Cultural Confluences Albuquerque Area Historic Landscapes

TEXAS YOUTH SUMMIT: REGISTRATION CLOSED

June 27-30, 2017

2017 Texas Preserve America Youth Summit

(OPEN TO TEXAS STUDENTS ONLY)

Next Generation Stewards

Padre Island National Seashore and Palo Alto National Historic Park

*PLEASE NOTE: Registration is CLOSED for the 2017 Texas Preserve America Youth Summit. Stay tuned for acceptance or waitlist letters.


February 2-3, 2017

2017 Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit
Next Generation Stewards: Next Decade Leaders
Saving Colorado’s Special Places; Denver Colorado

 

The Preserve America Youth Summit is a focused gathering of middle and high school students and cooperating educators and mentors, brought together at a historic place to directly address current preservation challenges. Through multi-day field study programs or smaller one-day activities, Youth Summits provide interactive, outcome-driven learning experiences and service opportunities to advance youth engagement and knowledge in cultural heritage history, archaeology, heritage tourism, and historic preservation.

Summits are not just field trips or service projects or history lessons, but provide immersive sensory-based experiences that are multi-disciplinary. Youth gain invaluable experience being treated as “consultants” providing ideas and producing recommendations on critical current issues. This experience empowers youth to learn more about history, culture, and historic preservation, as well as provides specific trade-related skills through service projects.

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