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Join the Texas State Parks Ambassador Program: Life’s Better Outside

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Applications are now being accepted, until January 27, 2020, to become a Texas State Parks Ambassador for the South and East Texas regions! Spread the word that life is #betteroutside at an amazing position with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. If this sounds like something you might like to do in the new year, apply now for training taking place in March 2020, at Brazos Bend State Park!

Applications are being accepted at the link available here until January 27, 2020, for the chance to become a Texas State Parks team member, grow as an individual and a parks leader, and show your love and appreciation for all that our parks have to offer. The Texas State Parks Ambassador Program aims to connect youth having an interest in conservation with opportunities in recreation and volunteering, which will develop the next generation of Texas state park stewards. The program was originally launched in 2013 and was designed to bring young adults outdoors while at the same time inspiring them to visit our local parks. By working with the team, they would also become actively involved in their local communities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department chooses a small group of motivated individuals three times each year to attend their regional leadership training. From there, the youth go on to volunteer at a Texas state park with the goal of doing three projects over a six-month period.

Video: YouTube/Dale Blasingame

Shared on YouTube, the video above captures the essence of the Texas State Parks Ambassador program. Additional videos, uploaded by the official program channel itself, can be found at the link available here. Applicants to this amazing opportunity to support our state parks and work toward conservation as a whole should be a high school graduate between the ages of 18 and 30. They must currently live in Texas (in the current focus area, if possible) and have dependable transportation. After they complete the training, as part of the Texas State Parks Ambassador program, they’ll commit to implementing three park projects in hands-on service, community outreach, and social media. For more information on the Texas State Parks Ambassador program, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department link provided here.