Conservation Fellows

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COMPACT has partnered with The Escondido Creek Conservancy to provide a fellowship program for local Escondido students. This fellowship 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!

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


Current 8th grade and high school students.

While there is a geographical eligibility criteria, all students who are interested are encouraged to apply: 

See Current Application (PDF)

Please 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 Maribel Reyes - (760) 839-4515