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Educating by example, inspiring conservation leadership among our youth, and preserving Earth’s essential biodiversity and ecosystems is the mission of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project and our youth environmental program, the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™. This service-learning program provides scholarships for undergraduates and engages youth volunteers, including those who are at-risk and disadvantaged, in environmental stewardship projects which include beach, river and mountain trash clean-ups, wildlife habitat and trail restoration, native tree planting, community recycling programs and invasive plant removal. Discover how our work to restore the natural beauty and function of desert and tropical ecosystems worldwide is making a difference to youth, wildlife, and our environment by viewing recent Apprentice Ecologist Projects.

"I feel that the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative is important in that it both gives motivation for and recognition of stewardship projects across the world. Such projects are often carried out "behind the scenes" as it were, and so any exposure is incredibly important to ensure that these projects continue. My own project gave me a deeper understanding of the difficulty in implementing environmental policy and public service campaigns... Our world is not inexhaustible; as members of the ecosystem and as those with the most power to destroy the environment, we bear the responsibility to protect it."
-- Matias -- Winner of the 2014 Apprentice Ecologist Awards


Apprentice Ecologist Results: Current as of September 01, 2015


NWP Youth Volunteers
Total Hours Volunteered

34,795


315,631


Trash Removed/Recycled (kg)
Native Trees Planted
Area Restored for Wildlife (hectares)

404,881


191,755


21,049