The South Sound GREEN Puget Sound Watershed Educator will serve in a well-established, place-based environmental education program serving more than 1,000 students and 40 teachers on an annual basis. Through water quality sampling and data analysis, the AmeriCorps member will serve in the classroom, at local Puget Sound beaches, marinas, wetlands, creeks, lakes and other outdoor learning environments. The AmeriCorps member will engage students through water quality monitoring, nearshore experiences, restoration and other service learning projects, and the 27th Annual Student GREEN Congress where students will present and analyze data on more than 50 monitoring sites. He/she will assist teachers by increasing their skills and confidence with watershed education and assist with an annual teacher training called Summer Teacher Institute in June 2019.
Additionally, the AmeriCorps member will coordinate volunteers, assist with water quality monitoring events twice per Program Year, plan and implement habitat enhancement projects, provide program outreach such as articles for SSG’s Water Watchers newsletter, coordinate with program partners and facilitate service learning projects with classes to benefit their watershed. This position is contingent on funding.’
For more information on this position and how to apply, please visit the Thurston Conservation District website.