SCA Internship: Environmental Educator and Interpretive Ranger

Environmental Educator and Interpretive Ranger

January 6, 2013 – October 25, 2013, PO-00170007

The mission of SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps is to serve the communities and lands of New Hampshire by accomplishing significant conservation service projects, enhancing and protecting natural areas and providing environmental education to promote the understanding and stewardship of these natural areas. In the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps, members perform direct hands on service while building their leadership skills and developing their ethic of service and citizenship.

From January through April, members develop and implement hands-on experiential science based curriculum for 3rd and 4th grade classrooms in and around Manchester and Allenstown, NH. The schools of Manchester, NH are the most diverse in the state and reflect the changing face of modern New England. Corps members will also serve in multiple after school programs in the area as mentors, tutors and counselors. As spring arrives in New Hampshire you will transition into running our field trip program in which we host day trips at Bear Brook State Park for NH schools.

During the summer and fall months, you will serve as an Interpretive Ranger with NH State and City Parks.  In this position you will work independently at one of several parks throughout the state: Franconia Notch (home to the state’s best rock climbing and most scenic high ridges), Monadnock (home to the most visited mountain in the world and countless wilderness hiking trails), Greenfield (site of the first cultivated blueberries), White Lake (a pristine glacial kettle pond), Pawtuckaway (home to the state’s best bouldering) and Manchester city parks (recreational areas for the diverse populations of Manchester).  Duties will include: developing and conducting evening campfire programs, leading nature walks, developing children’s programs and activities at campgrounds and city parks, patrolling trails, providing hiker information, assisting search and rescue operations, and other duties to be determined.

The SCA NH Conservation Corps program is residential by nature and we are based in a camp facility in the heart of 10,000 acre Bear Brook State Park in central New Hampshire. Surrounded by rolling hills, wetlands, ponds, brooks and pine and hemlock forests, our basecamp is an ideal place to live, work and play. You will serve as part of a Corps of 30 members and will share small cabins and a large community lodge. All members assist with camp chores such as facility maintenance, cleaning, cooking, snow shoveling, splitting wood, etc… Members who partake in this program will work hard and are expected to contribute and serve as active community members.  Together, we will model a sustainable and positive community work ethic.

Members will receive the following trainings and certifications: Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Comprehensive 3-week Education training, Leadership and Conflict Resolution, teamwork skills, and minimum – impact camping.

Members will receive room and board, health insurance, $75 weekly stipend and $5350 AmeriCorps educational award.

Require: College degree or significant progress towards degree in Education, Interpretation or Science-related field; 21 – 25 years of age; first aid and CPR certification; personal vehicle; and desire to work with youth and work outdoors.

Desire: ability to perform strenuous labor; flexibility, commitment to teamwork, education and leadership experience.

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