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.
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.
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.