CLEAR 2019 Webinar Series

Enlisting Youth to Tackle Conservation Projects


Have a great idea for a conservation project in your community or land trust, but not sure you have the staff power, technical know-how, or energy to carry it out? Wouldn't it be great to engage local youth in that effort? Tune in to this webinar to learn how UConn's Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) is engaging youth in impressive land management, water quality, environmental assessment, recreation, and other environmental projects in communities throughout Connecticut. NRCA Faculty will share insights into ways of capacity-building through youth engagement. Through this webinar, you will learn about:

  • tangible projects that can help to meet local environmental needs
  • technologies and resources helpful in achieving on-the-ground community project success
  • strategies to support youth-adult conservation projects


Presented by Laura Cisneros, Ph.D., Nicole Freidenfelds and Amy Cabaniss, Ph.D., UConn Extension Faculty members, NRCA