The AmeriCorps member will play a central role in engaging tribal youth in understanding the issues facing our local salmon, inspiring action, and fostering the next generation of environmental stewards through classroom lessons, recreational opportunities and field experiences. This position will work within Wa He Lut Indian School and the Nisqually Tribe’s youth Center to plan an implement service learning field trips ranging from water quality monitoring, riparian habitat restoration, salmon tossing, field investigations on Puget Sound beaches, explorations of the local wildlife refuge to monitor wildlife and learn ethnobotany, volunteering at the local salmon hatchery, removing invasive species and more. The AmeriCorps member will foster a sense of place and empower youth and adults to connect with their local environments to create positive change through hands-on, outdoor learning projects supported with in-class lessons and exciting outdoor recreation experiences, including hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and more.
In addition to the monthly stipend, other AmeriCorps benefits include:
Health insurance for members without coverage
Education Award provided by the National Service Trust
Student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualifying loans
Subsidized childcare through GAP Solutions Inc., if eligible
Minimum education: college level coursework in environmental science, public policy, biology,
fisheries, ecology, environmental education or related subjects. Good natured team player,
comfortable working with many types of people.