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11 Jul 2017

Environment Winter/Spring Americorps Field Education Service

Teton Science Schools – Posted by americorps Jackson, Wyoming, United States

Job Description

The goal of this service term is to empower AmeriCorps members to build the capacity of Teton Science Schools and other nonprofits and government agencies in Jackson, Wyoming, thereby increasing STEM literacy in the community.  In additional to developing and implementing projects that are key to maintaining quality programming at TSS, AmeriCorps members help teach visiting school groups that come to campus through Field Education programs, and spend a good portion of their days outside.

Logistics of Position:
Successful applicants will fulfill an AmeriCorps Service Term with Teton Science Schools Field Education Programs 
The goal of this program is to empower AmeriCorps members to build capacity of Teton Science Schools and other nonprofits and government agencies in Jackson, Wyoming to increase scientific literacy in the community.
AmeriCorps members will have the following responsibilities:
Build Personal Scientific Literacy & Educational Pedagogy
Learn and apply natural history content of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Learn pedagogy and student management techniques to develop inquiry skills and content knowledge of Teton Science Schools participants
Develop understanding of curriculum design and implementation
Build Organizational Capacity for Scientific Literacy
Assess areas of organizational and community need and identify strategies to respond to that need
Assist in increasing, expanding or enhancing organizational services in order to address the identified need
Serve as a member of Teton Science Schools’ Field Education Team
Co-facilitate field activities, lead evening programs, and lead meal-time curriculum
Share in campus cleaning responsibilities, conference logistics, gear logistics, and administrative duties
Ensure participants’ safety during all programming activities, both in the field and at Teton Science Schools’ facilities
Drive fifteen passenger vans, canoe trailers and mini-buses to transport students, staff and equipment to field sites

Benefits:
– Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

How to Apply

Please send any inquiries about this service to americorps@tetonscience.org. To begin the application process please visit our website.

Job Categories: Internship. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: education, environmental education, Field Education, jackson hole, outdoors, and Tetons.

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