Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project (YHP) is an annual 4-day (overnight) interactive field school that engages high school students and teachers by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources. YHP is designed to introduce historic preservation to a younger generation - future leaders that will work to save the places that matter. Through grant funding, we are pleased to be able to offer YHP free of cost to all accepted applicants.
This year, our fourth annual Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project
will be held at Mount Rainier National Park, July 13-16, 2016
. Working once again with the National Park Service and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, planning is underway for a program aimed at exploring historic buildings and landscapes within the park, as well as analyze the importance of parks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Students can earn service hours while having fun, as simple as that - we’ll sign off on 10 service hours for any student who participates. We want students and teachers to get excited about historic places. We are passionate about preservation; we want to share our knowledge with you and hear what you have to say. We invite all high school age students and their teachers to apply to participate in YHP.
We anticipate releasing the online application for the 2016 program in mid-January. Stay tuned!
For any questions or further information, please contact our Preservation Services Coordinator, Jennifer Mortensen via email
or at 206-624-9449. Thank you to our program partners for allowing us to offer YHP at no cost to our participants: