Preparing Stewards

We envision a future with resilient ecosystems and dedicate ourselves to capturing the hearts and the minds of today’s youth. The Trust funds a spectrum of youth education programs, from elementary school-aged initiatives through post-college internships.

Current Projects

Youth Conservation Corps

Our partnerships began as we grew funding for Shenandoah’s Youth Corps. More recently, our partnership with the Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) has expanded into park…
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Internships at Shenandoah

Anyone who has worked with or managed interns knows it is an investment of time and resources. But, if the internship is well-structured and the…
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Play, Learn, Serve

SNP Trust supports Shenandoah National Park’s Education Programming, providing a broad range of recreational, educational, and service-learning experiences in Shenandoah National Park for youth and…
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Past Projects

Expert in Residence Fund

This fund allows park managers to engage outside experts in natural resource protection, cultural resource preservation, and other park-related goals for short- to mid-term projects.…
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Research Fellowships

The National Park Service faces a number of increasingly complex issues that threaten the integrity of natural ecosystems, cultural resources, and visitor experiences at Shenandoah…
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Robert Jacobsen Employee Development Fund

Named for a beloved retired superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, the Robert Jacobsen Employee Development Fund supports park employee participation in leadership and other career-enhancing…
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