What SAMO Youth is About
For high school and college students interested in pursuing environmental careers, our SAMO Youth program has been opening doors for more than 20 years.
This program is geared to students from the Greater Los Angeles area and Ventura County, to work for eight weeks on habitat restoration, trail maintenance, plant and wildlife work and scientific surveys. It’s a full time position with 8-hour days. There is one work trip to Channel Islands National Park. The work also requires engaging with members of the public, greeting them, answering questions, educating them on environmental issues relevant to the Santa Monica Mountains, and leading family groups on nature activities.
The work is hard, but fulfilling. It involves spending the day outdoors in hot, dusty conditions. Graduates of the program have gone on to work at more than 10 national parks throughout the country.