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

Kingsburg WildLink Boot Camp

WildLink Boot Camp - the next generation of Kingsburg WildLink students are eager and ready to take on the Yosemite Wilderness!

This year the Kingsburg WildLink Alumni decided to see if their classmates have what it takes to be the next generation of Wildlink students! As a result they put together a "WildLink Boot Camp", with the goal of teaching their fellow classmates about their experiences in Yosemite Wilderness. They instructed on how to pack a backpack, about Leave No Trace principles, and shared their favorite trail food; including mac & cheese, gummy bears and trail mix galore! The future WildLink students even took on a challenging relay race, where they packed a backpack, ran through a course and unpacked that pack!

Needless to say, the next generation of WildLink students from Kingsburg will have some insight as to the adventures to come!


WildLink alumni show classmates how to properly pack a backpack!


The Kingsburg students share their favorite meal - Mac & Cheese

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Future WildLink students test out their skills by participating in a relay race!


Sharing some of the favorite snacks from the trip!

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