Safeguarding Our Natural Heritage Youth Program

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Free USDA Camp for American Indian High School Students through UNC Pembroke, July 8 - 19, 2024

The Southeast American Indian Studies (SAIS) Program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the eighth annual Safeguarding Our Natural Heritage Youth Program.

The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and hosted by SAIS, will be held July 8- 19, 2024.

The FREE program is seeking 20 American Indian high school students who are sophomores, juniors and seniors that have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as agriculture, veterinary, plant, food, environmental sciences, and natural resources, wildlife biology, and related fields.

The program will expose students to STEM and other fields, the college environment at UNC Pembroke, and American Indian history and culture. This experience also provides potential career opportunities for college graduates in the tribal community and with USDA-APHIS. 

Application is now open!

Click on the link below to apply.

For additional details, contact Mary Beth Locklear