SUMMER STEWARDS

WHO ARE SUMMER STEWARDS?

Summer Stewards are middle school students who want to explore the history of Pittsburgh, learn more about nature, and make new friends. The program runs for three weeks (August 1st-19th) and takes place Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.   

Summer Stewards is an opportunity for students to get to know Pittsburgh better! This program includes visiting museums, participating in outdoor recreation (kayaking, hiking), completing team building/leadership exercises, and meeting STEM professionals and Pittsburgh historians. 

The application process is now open! Please apply by June 10, 2022. 

P.S. Share this flyer with any interested students! 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Students who have completed their 7th or 8th grade year of school 
  • Students who want to learn more about nature and enjoy spending time outdoors     
  • Students who are curious about the relationships between people and nature throughout Pittsburgh’s history 

For Questions or Concerns, please contact Nyjah Cephas ncephas@pittsburghparks.org or Ellen Conrad econrad@pittsburghparks.org  

HSUES FP Spring 2017 Alderdice (Linda Price) Green Brown Blue Kids Planting

COVID AND SUMMER STEWARDS

As with everything in life, Summer Stewards will be impacted by COVID-19. We cannot predict the future, but we are planning for the 2022 Summer Stewards to meet outdoors in person as much as possible this summer. Summer Stewards and staff will be asked to commit to following safety protocols at all times. These will include properly wearing face masks (we can provide if you don’t have them), maintaining physical distance, regular handwashing, and other safety and sanitation procedures. Some portions of the program may take place remotely over Zoom if there are significant rises in infection rates. 

SUMMER STEWARDS ARE MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE

These young learners bring energy, excitement, and determination in working to better Pittsburgh's park system each and every year through annual stewardship projects!