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A visit to Petrified Forest National Park can be full of fun and discovery for all ages. The National Park Service offers opportunities specific to Teens to learn, work, and enrich their lives through Youth Programs. Petrified Forest participates in Youth Conservation Corps and Native Conservation Corps.

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YCC participants help park paleontologists carry a fossil jacket out of the field


Youth Conservation Corps

Participants get the opportunity to work in national parks while learning about environmental and archeological preservation, resource management, and future career opportunities with agencies that manage public lands.

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NCC crew member shares fry bread with young park visitor


Native Conservation Corps

First established at Petrified Forest National Park, this conservation group gives young people from American Indian tribes the opportunity to learn about resource management and future career opportunities in association with public lands. Petrified Forest has partnered with other parks in the Southwest to expand the participants' learning potential. They are also invited to share aspects of their culture with each other and present a summary of their experience when they return to their respective communities.

Last updated: March 16, 2016

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Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


(928) 524-6228

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