From January through April, Conservation Steward Corps members teach environmental education to more than 1,000 third, fourth, and fifth grade students in Manchester, Allenstown, Deerfield, and Hooksett School Districts. Collaborating in teaching teams of 3-4 to develop a 9-week curriculum, members incorporate NH State Science Standards while fostering connections between the students and their natural world. Teaching teams also lead after school activities in Manchester via the Boys and Girls Club and 21st Century After School programs. Upon completion of the education season, members enter into conservation season from April through October. Crews contribute to building new trails, maintaining existing trail networks, eradicating invasive plant species, restoring and preserving historical structures, and maintaining visitor facilities, such as pavilions and cabins. A typical field project or “hitch” will consist of collaborating as part of a 6-7 person crew for 11 days in the field.
Conservation Steward Corps members dedicate 10 months of their lives to serve in communities throughout New Hampshire while contributing as active community members in a residential program called the SCA NH AmeriCorps. For more general information about the SCA NH AmeriCorps and other positions available within this program, please visit https://www.thesca.org/NHcorps.
To apply head to, https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/conservation-steward/po-00726680
18-25 years of age; desire to work with youth and work outdoors. A college degree is desired.