Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project
Location & Hours
Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project (YHP) is an annual educational program offered by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. As a youth outreach program, it is one of the most exciting programs of the Trust, and after having just completed its second year, still relatively new. As your statewide preservation organization, the Trust is doing our best to diversify our audience and expand the preservation community. Focusing on youth outreach supports each aspect of our organizational mission to preserve historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration, and stewardship. Through YHP, we have increased high school age students’ interest in preservation and instilled a curiosity about heritage and the analytical skills to engage with it.
2014 will be our third for YHP, and we will be hosting it in the International District in downtown Seattle. Previous locations have included Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, the Yakima Valley and Mt. Rainier National Park.
Each year, we tailor the curriculum of this 4-day interactive field-school to the hosting location. Participants at YHP engage in hands-on activities that connect them with historic cultural and natural landscapes; foster involvement in preservation; and cultivate leaders in the stewardship of places that matter in Washington State.