Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program
Students participating in the GASP program© Natalie Harris
Want to get involved?
GASP invites volunteers and local students in Grades 9 and 10 to participate in next year’s adventure weekend, September 12-14, 2014.
In addition, the program welcomes recommendations for volunteer stewardship activities for GASP students.
The Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program (GASP) is a program that provides opportunities for local youth (grades
9-10) to connect with their natural and cultural heritage.
Students participating in GASP build teamwork and leadership skills through photography, music, backcountry and hiking experiences in Glacier National Park.
Students explore using a GPS © Natalie Harris
GASP students also demonstrate leadership by giving back to their community. Stewardship activities vary from year to year, but may include invasive species weed pulls, flora and fauna restoration, or helping at cultural or environmental festivals in and around the community.
Skilled professionals, some of whom volunteer their time, provide mentoring in a variety of areas such as photography, music and backcountry skill development.
Volunteer Kip Wiley helps students explore the park through the camera lens © Natalie Harris
In 2013, local photographers Natalie Harris and Kip Wiley volunteered to mentor the students in photography. Photos taken by the students will be on display at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre in November, and at the Modern Bakeshop and Café for the month of December.
GASP is a collaborative program led by Parks Canada with The North Columbia Environmental Society, Revelstoke Community Connections, and Revelstoke Secondary School.
GASP also receives support from:
- Canadian Pacific
- The City of Revelstoke
- Alpine Club of Canada
- Mountain Equipment Co-op
- Columbia Basin Trust
- Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre
GASP Photo Galleries