Conservation Fellows

COMPACT has partnered with The Escondido Creek Conservancy to provide a fellowship program for local Escondido students. With this fellowship, the Escondido Creek Conservancy will provide students with real world experience working in STEM fields involved with conservation work. As part of the programs, students will work with professionals and mentors to design a restoration proposal for the Escondido Creek portion along Grape Day Park. The goal is to design a proposal that will restore the Creek into a more natural stream.

Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of STEM careers in wildlife biology, economics, engineering, public outreach, computer modeling, and design. There are additional opportunities for students to explore other careers depending on their careers. This unique and local fellowship will have prepare our students for a future in STEM careers and boost their college applications.

Additionally, funding for this program will allow students to go on recreational expeditions to maximize the learning experience. What better way to learn how our watershed system works than by observing and learning directly from it!


  • Current 8th grade and high school students.

  • For this project, we are seeking students living in Escondido who share an interest for this goal.

  • While there is a geographical eligibility criteria (see map below), all students who are interested are encouraged to apply

  • See Current Application (PDF)

SUbmitting Application

  • Email completed application to Maribel Reyes at

  • Drop off applications at our office: 220 South Broadway, Escondido, CA. 92025

For questions about the program, please contact us - (760) 839-4515


Preference may be given to students who live within the shaded regions.