Program Type: AmeriCorps State / National
Program: 23-24, Puget Sound Water Quality Educator
Program Start/End Date: 09/01/2023 – 07/15/2024
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education level: High school diploma/GED
Age Requirement: Minimum: 18 Maximum: 99
Program Locations: WASHINGTON
Accepting Applications: From 07/07/2023 To 08/15/2023
Contact: Stephanie Bishop, 2918 Ferguson St SW, Tumwater WA 98512, 360-999-0170, firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in beautiful southwest Washington State, Thurston Conservation District (TCD) is a non-regulatory agency that strives to conserve and sustain the beneficial use and protection of Washington’s diverse natural resources. TCD partners with Thurston County’s rural, agricultural, and urban communities, as well as local, state, federal, and tribal agencies. South Sound GREEN is a watershed education program of TCD with a mission of connecting communities and schools for watershed protection, and the goal of promoting community service and inspiring a sense of place among youth and adults in their watershed. AmeriCorps members serving with South Sound GREEN foster this sense of place and empower thousands of students and adults to connect with their watershed, creating positive change through hands-on service learning projects and community action. Located at the southern reaches of Puget Sound, Thurston County has more than 90 miles of Puget Sound coastline and three major river basins that support native salmon populations. It is a short drive away from Seattle, the Pacific Ocean, and Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges.
Member Duties : This position will serve directly with students and teachers in the classroom and on field-based lessons, helping them to better understand the connection between clean water, salmon, and other wildlife, and how humans can improve these conditions. South Sound GREEN field experiences take place along local waterways, beaches, parks, and other natural environments within Thurston County, and this position will become familiar with teaching about and operating in each of these diverse spaces. They will maintain a network of more than 50 volunteers throughout the program year. AmeriCorps members will share their stories in monthly newsletter articles and on social media. They will evaluate participating students on their knowledge of watersheds, water quality parameters, water quality pollution, Puget Sound, and related environmental issues. They will have increased familiarity and knowledge of the scientific process and increased experiences serving with area youth in outdoor settings.
Program Benefits: Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Training.
Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours.
Service Areas: Environment.
Skills: Team Work, Computers/Technology, Youth Development, Education, Teaching/Tutoring, Environment.