Bringing it Back Home: Wilderness Ambassador Program

The Wilderness Ambassador Program provides a variety of leadership training and self-empowerment activities to WildLink participants, giving them tools to change their lives as well as their communities. As Ambassadors, teens complete stewardship and service projects around their neighborhoods; design presentations for their classes and school boards or local community councils; and promote care for Wilderness and public lands by teaming with parks and conservation agencies. By investing in local parks and lands, WildLink Ambassadors influence their families, their neighbors, and their communities' future while becoming role models and leaders among their peers and into their communities.

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Turlock High School students restore a trail in Pacheco State Park.

Get in Touch

Are you a WildLink teacher, group leader or an alumni who has a story to share? Maybe you've recently had a Wilderness adventure of your own or you've taken part in a really special Wilderness Ambassador Project. We want to hear from you! If you have a story to share, contact Elizabeth Gerrits, Wilderness Programs Manager at or 209.372.0218.

WildLink works with a group of exceptional program partners to make these project opportunities for students.

Our Latest Program in 2017-18 School Year

New Village - Urban Hike

It was a beautiful day to take a hike up to a viewpoint overlooking the city, ocean and mountains!

This May the students from New Village planned a gorgeous hike to a tall peak at Griffith Observatory Park in Los Angeles. We enjoyed seeing the city from afar, and admired the sparkling ocean in the distance. During the hike we discussed wilderness, and access to wild places. We realized how lucky they are to have such a nice park so close to their homes, but also acknowledged the challenge of transportation to this place. We enjoyed the views, had some of their favorite snacks and relaxed in sunshine.


The whole group at the top of our climb!


Beautiful views on our way up!

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.