Texas Envirothon—Envirothon is North America's largest and most academically challenging high school
DoSomething.org—One of the largest orgs for young people and social change, Do Something's 3.4 million
members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the
environment to literally everything else. Tackle a campaign to make the world suck
Geothermal Design Challenge—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership
with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and the Idaho National Lab (INL),
invites both high school and university (undergraduate & graduate) teams to explore
the future of geothermal energy and literally draw the heat beneath your feet.
American Fisheries Society: Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program
The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a summer mentoring program for high
school students sponsored by the American Fisheries Society. The principal goal of
the Hutton Program is to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management
among groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities and
women. Application to the program is open to all 11th and 12th grade high school students.
Students selected for the program are matched with a professional mentor in their
area for a summer-long, hands-on experience in a marine or freshwater setting. A scholarship
of $3,000 is awarded to each student accepted into the program.
The Texas Brigade is a wildlife-focused leadership program for youth ages 13-17. Students
attend an intense, hands-on camp for five days in July where they learn habitat management,
public speaking, teamwork, and much more. Students who graduate from a Texas Brigades
summer camp can compete for scholarships (up to $1000) and junior staff positions
based on their achievements. The first step is applying for a spot at one of the camps.
TPWF: Parks & Wildlife Conservation Scholarship
Scholarships are offered to graduating high school students and college students seeking
undergraduate or postgraduate degrees related to natural and cultural resource conservation.
Deadline: September 1
State & National Programs
EPA: A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change—This website provides information that is current, relevant, and useful for learning
about climate change.
EPA: Students for the Environment—Games, homework resources, community service, and more!
Keep America Beautiful—Everyone deserves to live in a community that's healthy, safe, clean, and beautiful.
And everyone can help to achieve this. Even you.
TPWD: Outdoor Kids—Ideas, activities, and fun facts about the outdoors for kids and educators.