How to become a Park Ambassador

Park Ambassadors
North Cheyenne Cañon Park Visitor Center / Aisha Morales -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you love nature and want to make a difference in the community, you may consider becoming a Park Ambassador.

The Park Ambassador Program at North Cheyenne Cañon Park right here in Colorado Springs is open to both teens and adults.

“It’s taught me how to talk to people, communicate with others, and know the parks,” said Isabelle Stevens, a teen Park Ambassador.

Isabelle said she is more of a trail girl while her brother Tristan is all about geology.

“Pikes Peak Granite is composed of mica,feldspar, and quartz,” said Tristan Stevens, also a teen Park Ambassador.

Cathy Railton, a leader at the park, said there are ambassadors that help with the education programs.

“We do a Ute tepee program here and the kids just get so excited,” said Liz Eas, an adult Park Ambassador.

The teenage volunteers say it’s a great experience and a nice way to learn all about nature.

“You get to learn a lot and interact with others, and learn a lot about the park,” said Isabelle Stevens.

Last year, almost 40 teens gave over 1,500 hours of service at the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor and Nature Center.

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