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May 31

Student Wildlands Adventure Program (Application Deadline May 31)

Please note: this event is tentative based upon finalization of Forest Service grant

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce we’re teaming up with multiple federal and state agencies to send a group of enthusiastic natural resource students to Tennessee for a week-long adventure learning about eastern ecosystems. The Student Wildlands Adventure Program (SWAP) is designed to target under privileged youth throughout New Mexico for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will hopefully leave a mark and solidify their commitment to protecting our natural resources.

Students selected for this year’s SWAP event will have all their travel, lodging, and food expenses covered for the trip which will take place August 5-12, 2018. This year’s destination will be East Tennessee, just outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee National Forest. Field trips are planned throughout the area to expose students to resources not ordinarily found in the Southwest.

Applicants must be 18 or over and considering a career in a Natural Resource Program, preferably wildlife. Students from Native American communities will be given priority but it is not a requirement. We are looking for students who would not ordinarily get this opportunity!

2018 SWAP Field Trips Brochure

SWAP Student Application

Learn more about last year’s trip.