Bringing it Back Home: Wilderness Ambassador Program

The Wilderness Ambassador Program provides a variety of leadership training and self-empowerment activities to WildLink participants, giving them tools to change their lives as well as their communities. As Ambassadors, teens complete stewardship and service projects around their neighborhoods; design presentations for their classes and school boards or local community councils; and promote care for Wilderness and public lands by teaming with parks and conservation agencies. By investing in local parks and lands, WildLink Ambassadors influence their families, their neighbors, and their communities' future while becoming role models and leaders among their peers and into their communities.

students working

Turlock High School students restore a trail in Pacheco State Park.

Get in Touch

Are you a WildLink teacher, group leader or an alumni who has a story to share? Maybe you've recently had a Wilderness adventure of your own or you've taken part in a really special Wilderness Ambassador Project. We want to hear from you! If you have a story to share, contact Katie Wallace, Wilderness Programs Manager at kwallace@naturebridge.org or 209.372.0218.

WildLink works with a group of exceptional program partners to make these project opportunities for students.

Our Latest Program in 2015-16 School Year

Kingsburg High School: Kings River Clean Up

The mighty Kings River is a cleaner, more beautiful place thanks to Kingsburg High School's WildLink students!

Before the end of the school year, and just before some would be donning their dresses, suits and crowns for prom, WildLink Alumni from Kingsburg High School gathered together one final time to give the Kings River a much needed makeover. They planned and executed a river clean up which resulted in nearly 200 pounds of trash cleared from the river bed and banks! Students, teachers and Nature Bridge coordinators teamed up to carry out boats, tires, wooden boards, glass bottles and much more! This cleanup came just in time for Memorial Weekend, when water was released to flow down the river, providing a place where family and friends can fish, splash around, cool off and celebrate together.

A big thanks to the Kings River Golf and Country Club for letting us use some course space to have a few snacks and a lot of laughs before heading home.

Gearing up for the walk into the river

Gearing up for the walk into the river

Some discoveries

Some discoveries

Balloons!

Balloons!?

Ready for anything

Ready for anything

Say cheese!

Say cheese!

Sticking together to get results

Sticking together to get results

On our way home

Heading home with full hands

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.