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The Kauffmann Program

The Kauffmann Program in Environmental Writing and Wilderness Exploration

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This program seeks to educate students in the larger community about the importance of wilderness and nature. With a focus on environmental thinking, writing, conservation, and wilderness travel, the program is intended to create opportunities for NYA students, high school students across Maine, and the larger community to acknowledge the importance of wilderness conservation and environmental issues.

The Kauffmann Program is aligned with NYA’s mission to develop a “concern for the larger community and appreciation for the natural environment.” The program seeks to preserve and extend the legacy of former NYA trustee John M. Kauffmann, a neighbor and friend of NYA who had a lifelong passion for public lands and wilderness conservation.

Kauffmann Prize for Environmental Writing downloadable poster 2017

Kauffmann Summer Seminar – July 2017

Kauffmann Summer Seminar downloadable poster

See Kauffmann Program Brochure for Details

Kauffmann Prize for Environmental Writing Rules and Information