Panhandle and North Texas Texas State Park Ambassador Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Texas State Park Ambassador! Applications are due Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 before midnight CST.

The required Ambassador Leadership Training (ALTA) will be held Nov. 16-20, 2018 at Copper Breaks State Park (777 State Hwy Park Rd 62, Quanah, TX 79252). Panhandle and North Texas Ambassadors will serve their State Parks from Dec. 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019.

The following application will be used to select Ambassadors for the Panhandle and North Texas State Park regions. These regions include potential Ambassador opportunities with the following State Parks:

Abilene State Park
Atlanta State Park
Bonham State Park
Caddo Lake State Park

Caprock Canyon State Park & Trailway
Cedar Hill State Park
Cleburne State Park
Cooper Lake State Park

Copper Breaks State Park
Daingerfield State Park
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Eisenhower State Park

Fairfield Lake State Park
Fort Parker State Park
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site
Lake Arrowhead State Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Lake Brownwood State Park
Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Lake Tawakoni State Park

Lake Whitney State Park
Martin Creek Lake State Park
Meridian State Park
Mother Neff State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Possum Kingdom State Park
Purtis Creek Lake State Park
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Tyler State Park

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
In order to be considered, you must:

• Be a current Texas resident, preferably in the Panhandle/North Texas region.
• Be between the ages of 18-30 and a high school graduate.
• Have reliable transportation.
• Be able to fully attend the five-day Ambassador Leadership Training Adventure (ALTA).
• Be able to commit 40 hours over six months to complete therequired projects.

AMBASSADOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING ADVENTURE (ALTA)
Ambassadors are welcomed to the program and prepared for a successful park partnership during this five-day leadership training camping trip from Nov. 16-20, 2018 at Copper Breaks State Park (777 State Hwy Park Rd 62, Quanah, TX 79252).

We provide opportunities to become certified in Leave No Trace and TPWD programming, gain skills in outdoor recreation, practice leadership and collaboration, and engage in adventure activities. Park, facility, and activity fees are covered by the Ambassador Program. Essential gear (sleeping pad, tent, backpack) can be provided if needed.

Participants will be responsible for:
- Transportation to and from the training
- Breakfast and lunch

STATE PARK PROJECTS
As a State Park Ambassador, you will be partnered with a Point of Contact at a nearby State Park to complete at least one project in each of the following areas:

Hands-On Service: support your State Park by improving current structures or environments.
- Examples: trail maintenance, building park benches or tables, invasive species removal, mending infrastructure, painting signs, repairing bird blinds, organizing a clean-up event

Community Outreach: share information about your State Park with the public.
- Examples: tabling at an outdoor event, assisting with a park program, speaking at a local school, creating a useful flyer for the visitor center

Social Media: use various social media platforms to highlight your State Park.
- Examples: creating an Instagram account for your park, hosting a Facebook live trail walk, blogging about park events, taking 360° photos of the park for TPWD

FINAL NOTES
• You may be part of a small team of Ambassadors at the same State Park.
• Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Please email or call if you have further questions:
Louisa Torrance | Ambassador Program Coordinator
louisa.torrance@tpwd.texas.gov
512.389.8572

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