What is a Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassador?
A Project Wild America Youth Ambassador is a local high school student that is interested in learning more about the natural resources and imperiled species that exist within the city of Jamestown, New York.
What We Do
- Support ongoing and new studies on local flora and fauna that exist within the Chadakoin River corridor
- Assess habitat quality and impact of development
- Explore the Chadakoin River’s recreation and economic value
- Communicate our findings and positive stewardship messages to residents, policymakers and area visitors
Who We Are
This year, the Project Wild America crew will be eight high school Youth Ambassadors from area schools supervised by two college students from Jamestown Community College. We work closely with RTPI biologists and educators in order to learn more about the species that live within our community and demonstrate to others how we can be good stewards of the natural resources around us.
Where We Work
This summer we will primarily work in the Jamestown section of the Chadakoin River corridor. This area is home to a number of rare aquatic and terrestrial species. We are still learning about them, and we intend to monitor and study them throughout the season. Through this program, we will gain experience in biological field techniques as well as educational methods and much more!