Environmental Education AmeriCorps Nisqually Watershed, Washington State

Agency
Nisqually River Foundation
Location
620 Old Pacific Hwy SE, Olympia, WA 98513
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Living stipend of $1,945.24 before taxes
Start Date
09/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
07/16/2021
Website
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=104648
Description
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
Qualifications
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.
Contact Person
Sheila Wilson
Contact Phone
3605610203
Contact eMail
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