[job]: Americorps Conservation Scientist/Educator (US Fish & Wildlife Service; Seattle, WA)

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The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is “Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.” The Washington Fish & Wildlife Office (USFWS) is recruiting three AmeriCorps service members to join our staff, partners and community members in order to expand our mission delivery. This includes biological field and lab assistance as well as education and outreach programming development and implementation. The field and lab components focus on recovery and monitoring projects including: Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon, the Elwha River recovery, three National Fish Hatcheries, and western Washington prairies. Duties to perform include: habitat restoration, habitat mapping, plant propagation, species monitoring, and sample collection and analysis. Fostering an informed and concerned general public will be a significant component as the importance of community members practicing stewardship cannot be overstated. AmeriCorps service members will educate and empower the public to practice personal stewardship as well as recruit and train volunteers to work alongside conservation professionals, thereby augmenting mission delivery. The need to inspire the next generation of advocates and professionals is instrumental to sustaining the conservation mission. As such, AmeriCorps service members will provide valuable educational experiences in various settings. Programming will include: classroom visits, field trips, hatchery visits, events, and camps. In addition to direct community engagement, AmeriCorps service members will be expected to share their experiences via social media. This will provide the public with personalized examples of what we do and why it is important, while serving as role models for youth. While college graduates are preferred, qualified undergraduates will be considered. Positions are contingent upon funding.

Accepting Applications from 5/16/2016 to 7/15/2016

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[AmeriCorps]: New England Science & Sailing STEM educator

NESS SEA AmericorpsNew England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) seeks ten AmeriCorps Adventure STEM Educators to join the national movement of 80,000 Americans who choose to serve in communities that need it most. Adventure STEM Educators will implement our AmeriCorps program, in partnership with the New London Public School District (NLPS). The Adventure STEM Educators will help impact young people’s lives by providing opportunities for transformational experiences and personal growth through integration of NESS’s STEM-based adventure education program with school curriculum. NESS SEA (STEM Education Ambassadors) AmeriCorps Members will become an integral part of the NLPS through a common vision of improved student performance and achievement.

These full-time, 12-month AmeriCorps Adventure STEM Educators will help develop and implement NESS’s STEM-based adventure education curriculum. This is a great opportunity for a passionate, motivated individual to be an integral part of a vibrant, growing organization while at the same time serving underserved students through the AmeriCorps national service model. Programs include both academic year and summer classes for students in elementary through high school with an emphasis on students at the STEM Magnet Middle School. You must be motivated, able to work within a team as well as on your own, have proven skills working with children, and have a strong desire to work with underserved children.

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