Designed to prepare participants for careers in conservation, water management, and environmental planning, the Cultural Landscape Apprentice program matches Hispanic and Latino young adults with opportunities to learn about cultural landscape management in a hands-on environment alongside National Park Service (NPS) employees at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Apprentices learn a variety of job skills under the direction of NPS employee mentors, including grounds preservation, maintenance, and landscape rehabilitation.  

The Cultural Landscape Apprentice program is a collaboration between the National Park Foundation's (NPF) Latino Heritage Fund, NPS, Mission Heritage Partners, and American YouthWorks' Texas Conservation Corps. The program is part of NPF's ongoing efforts to expand programs supporting Hispanic and Latino history shared through national parks. The support from NPF and our partners will help expand Cultural Landscape Apprenticeship opportunities for years to come.

Meet the Apprentices

Karli Tirapelle wears an orange hardhat as she uses a chainsaw to cut down a tree.

2020 - 2021 Apprentices

Get to know the 2020-2021 cultural landscape apprentices and learn how they are gaining valuable skills while helping to preserve the natural and cultural resources at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.