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In Photos: Arizona Teenagers Spend Fall Break as Earth Conservation Interns

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Earlier this month, eight high school students from Tucson, Arizona decided not to vacation or take it easy on their fall break. Instead, they participated in the second iteration of the Earth Conservation Internship on the Coronado National Forest. The week was a culmination of a truly collaborative effort between many organizations including the National Forest Foundation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Conservation Corps, Youth Career Connect and Pima County One Stop.

Click here to learn more about the Earth Conservation Internship program.

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On the first day of their internship, the students learned about animals local to the Sonoran Desert.

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The interns and members of the Arizona Conservation Corps learn about grasses in the region while on the Coronado National Forest.

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The interns spent time sprucing up a popular National Forest campground to improve user experience.

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Working alongside a crew from the Arizona Conservation Corps, the interns repaired a springbox and its trail on the Coronado National Forest.

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Even on a rainy day, the learning didn't stop while at the Palisades Visitor Center on the Coronado National Forest.

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Taking in the history of a Forest Service cabin on the Coronado National Forest.


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