Summer Youth Heritage Project

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Dates: 7/16-19/2024

This summer overnight adventure for teens combines history, science, and the great outdoors. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s Youth Heritage Project (YHP), will take place July 16-19 at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve—our nation’s first historical reserve, located in the town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

Students will explore topics related to maritime heritage and the impact of climate change on the preservation of historic and cultural resources. Students will have opportunities to engage in hands-on activities to help conservation efforts, visit historic sites throughout Ebey’s Reserve, and learn about co-management of cultural resources.

YHP students are also paired with local organizations to address real-world issues in the community and will work in groups on project proposals to present on the last day of the jam-packed week. Come explore historic Ebey’s Reserve with us!

Apply by May 17 if you’re a high-school-age student interested in attending.

We are also seeking adult educators and professionals to serve as teacher-mentors for the program. Please use the same link to apply by April 26.

Learn more here, and e-mail yhp@preservewa.org or call 206-624-9449 if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications!