Land Stewardship Ambassadors

Our education program is multifaceted and takes place in the classroom, on the land, and in partnership with many organizations that are helping to lead the way in natural resource conservation education. We deliver programming, knowledge, and leadership skills to students in south Texas, including undeserved communities, benefiting the region now and in the future.

East Foundation partners with the Witte Museum to bring the Land Stewardship Ambassadors program to students in San Antonio and Laredo. The Land Stewardship Ambassadors program increases awareness of land stewardship principles, promotes civil engagement in today’s youth, and inspires students to obtain careers that support land stewardship.

The principles of land stewardship are applicable 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. Through interactive experiences, career exploration and the study of stewardship you will learn how to be a voice for Texas!

Click here to apply!

Land Stewardship Ambassadors is proudly sponsored by Texas Farm Credit. 


2020 Program Dates

January 12 – Mandatory Parent/Student Information Session
January 25 & 26 – Overnight at the Witte
February 2
February 9
February 23  
March 1
March 8 (Laredo Only) 
March 22 (San Antonio Only)
March 29
April 5 
April 19 
April 25 & 26 – Overnight at the San Antonio Viejo Ranch 

Applicants must be high school students. They should have an interest in the environment, the outdoors, and in developing personal leadership skills. Students who successfully complete the 10-session program will earn a $400 stipend.

Two groups of 15 students will be selected from Laredo and San Antonio by a committee of Witte Museum and East Foundation employees. Students will receive a syllabus and have assignments to prepare for each two-hour session. Careers associated with each week’s topic will be explored. At the end of the semester-long program, students will give a presentation about a topic related to land stewardship.

Students must participate in seven out of the eight initial sessions, the last two sessions, and complete all assignments to qualify for the $400 stipend.

Contact Amy Mitchell in San Antonio at and Masi Mejia in Laredo at

Student Testimonials