The future decisions of how our natural resources will be managed will be made by the youth of today. By providing youth an opportunity to learn about the scientific principles, economic realities, historical heritage, and social perspectives of today, we can help these future leaders in their quest to develop policies that are informed and progressive. It is our belief that in order to make thoughtful decisions, each person must know him/herself, must understand the values on which his/her beliefs are based, and must be willing and able to understand and respect the values and views of others in working towards conservation of our natural resources.