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I. AmeriCorps Sustainability Coordinators (2)
Sustainability Coordinators will participate in education, community outreach, volunteer management, and farm projects. Members will plan and develop nutrition and garden education programs for youth in local schools as well as for our after-school and summer camp program, Farm Stewards. This will include classroom based education as well as implementing experiential learning projects outdoors. Members support our U-Pick community garden through volunteer recruitment and management, as well as community-wide workshops and outreach. They will also collaborate with staff and volunteers to plant, maintain, and harvest our food gardens and care for our 4-H farm animals. Sustainability Coordinators provide members of our P-Patch garden (which includes annually-leased garden beds) resources and support. To support their professional development, members may have opportunities to engage in other project areas at HCSEG, including research projects and habitat restoration.
II. AmeriCorps Environmental Educators (2)
Environmental Educators will split their time between Education and Stewardship activities. Education roles include improving and implementing Salmon in the Classroom in class presentations, focused on teaching local 4th graders about a salmon’s life cycle. Members will assist with the coordination and implementation of the Students in the Watershed program and Green STEM Summit. Through out the summer, members will hold summer camp offerings. Educators will help with outreach events throughout the Hood Canal watershed, and will also lead implementation of new public interpretation on the Salmon Center and Theler Wetland trail system. Stewardship roles will include laborous work such as digging holes, spreading mulch, manual removal of invasive species and herbicide application. Applicant should be comfortable lifting 50 lbs, traveling over uneven terrain, working in inclement weather and running small engines such as a weed whacker. Rain gear and tools will be provided.