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Land Stewardship Ambassadors

The principles of land stewardship can be applied in both urban and rural settings

Students from diverse backgrounds can learn from and inspire one another to think critically about how we care for the land. 

The goal of this program is to  increase awareness  of land stewardship principles, promote civic engagement in today’s youth and inspire students to obtain careers that support land stewardship. 

A cohort of 15 students will be selected in each of the following locations: Bexar, Webb and Cameron Counties. Students from outside of these counties may apply but should know the meetings will take place in person and in a central location.  The three cohorts will meet separately except for the two dates noted below. Meeting locations will be:  Bexar County cohort meets @ the Witte Museum in San Antonio; the Cameron County cohort meets @ Camp Rio at Historic Lula Sams in Brownsville; and Webb County cohort will meet @ Falcon Bank in Laredo. 

Students who successfully complete the 10-session program will earn a $400 stipend. 

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2023 Program Dates

December 11, 2022
(Mandatory Parent/Student Info Session)

January 14 – 15, 2023
Overnight at the Witte Museum in San Antonio (Mandatory)*

January 22 & 29, 2023

February 5, 12 & 19, 2023

March 5, 19 & 26, 2023

April 1 – 2, 2023
Overnight @ the San Antonio Viejo Ranch near Hebbronville (Mandatory)*

*Transportation and meals while in session provided.

Through interactive experiences, career exploration and the study of stewardship, you will learn how to be a voice for Texas! 

Apply Today

The application period is now closed.


  • Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school
  • Interest in the environment / outdoors and in developing personal leadership skills
  • Able to commit to participating in the full course
  • Click here for more information  


Bexar County
Helen Holdsworth

Daemon Piña

Abigail Jacks

Cameron County

Elisa Velador

Tina Buford 

Webb County
Masi Mejia