Youth Heritage Project application now open!

The Washington Trust is pleased to announce that the application for our annual Youth Heritage Project is now open! This year’s program will take place at Olympic National Park where participants will explore how historic and cultural resources coexist with wilderness.

Youth Heritage Project is all about place-based learning and hands-on activities. During this four-day field school, students will learn about the pre-history of the Park, its early development, and the ongoing protection and maintenance of Park resources and wilderness lands. Students will also have the opportunity to hear from local tribes about their connection to the Olympic Peninsula and conservation practices from a tribal perspective.

Apply today

All high school-age youth are encouraged to apply! This includes seniors who will graduate in the spring of 2019 and 8th graders who will enter high school in fall of 2019. For more information about YHP and to access the 2019 application, visit:

Early bird application deadline: March 29 (notifications by April 5).

Final application deadline: May 31 (notifications by June 7).

     – Washington Trust for Historic Preservations