In response to the pandemic, the program was conducted remotely, embracing ingenuity and creativity to enhance learning opportunities.
Meet the Students
Student Conservation Projects
The 2021 Champions in Conservation interns who were selected to participate were assigned to a a coach/mentor from mano-Y-ola’s team and required to recruit and work with a farmer(s) to plan a conservation project and apply the Champions in Conservations Learning Network training at the end of the internship.
Conservation Practices: Soil Erosion and Surface Water Management
Finca Ilan Ilan, PR
Tropical Fruit SP, Guayanilla, PR
Education about the Implementation of Conservation Practices on the Municipal Motocross Track of Las Marías
Manuel Velázquez González
Plantación Velázquez-Irizarry, Inc., Las Marías, PR
Suleika Dominguez & Nicole Guzmán
Airbee & Bee
Conservation Plan for Proper Pest Management
Buena Vita Farm, Cabo Rojo, PR
Conservation Practices in Coffee Crops
Finca El Remanso, PR
Quermis Gónzalez & Kevin Adorno
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Read more from students who shared how the program helped launch their careers.
is a full-time intern as a Natural Resources Specialist GS-07 in the International Institute of Tropical Forestry.
is an agriculture teacher at the post-secondary level in the Puerto Rico Department of Education.
is a Conservation and Ag Entrepreneurship Specialist with Victus Puerto Rico.