Tribal Youth Environmental Summer Camp

*Now accepting applications for our 2019 TYESC. More information provided below.*


The mission of the Tribal Youth Environmental Summer Camp (TYESC) is to provide high school students with hands-on experience in the sciences and monitoring techniques. The first week focuses on environmental monitoring methods and the second week focuses on GPS/GIS techniques. There is no cost to attend the camp.


  • Expose youth to Natural Resouces & Agricultural Sciences through management activities;
  • Increasing the amount of interaction with tribal environmental/natural resource professionals, and consultants;
  • Increase the students' awareness relating to plant, animals & environmental issues;
  • Provide practical field experience that tribal professionals face every day;
  • Relate the relevance of environmental protection & natural resource management to their individual cultures;
  • Expose students to sustainable agriculture & farming with cultural preservation views;
  • Provide students a base of technical applied knowledge as they prepare for higher education & expose the students to the college environment;
  • Create an awareness of potential job opportunities for college graduates not only within their own tribal communities, but potentially within all participating partners of this project.

2017 TYESC was graciously hosted by Nambe Pueblo and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)                                   Thank you for all who assisted in making 2017 a wonderful camp !!!

TYESC 2019

Field Camp: June 7 - 12  @ Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge

GIT Camp: June 12 - 15 @ New Mexico Highlands University

We are currently accepting Student Notice of Intent to Participate forms for students between the ages of 14-19 (9th grade through 12th grade) and 1st/2nd year college students.
To apply please download and complete the Student Notice of Intent to Participate & Student Package - submit by choosing one of the methods listed below. 

P.O.Box 969 Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566


Fax: (505) 367-4251

We look forward making 2019 another great success!!!! 


If you would like to request additional information, please feel free to contact us by calling (505) 901-8784

If you have any questions or concerns please send them:
ATTN: Naanibah Begay, OETA Environmental Specialist
P.O.Box 969 Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566
or via FAX: 505-367-4251
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2016 TYESC was hosted by Jicarilla Apache Nation and SIPI Campus. This was our largest camp with 40 students from a variety of Pueblos, and Cities. Thank you to those who attended!