January 17, 2023 to November 14, 2023
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center NYS DEC
This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps. If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process. No travel allowance will be offered for this position even if it is stated on your confirmation of acceptance.
SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps partners with State and non-profit agencies to address the conservation needs of the Hudson River Watershed region. Corps members are placed at individual host sites, where service activities range from providing environmental education to underserved youth, to restoring streambanks along the Hudson River, and beyond. Members join together regularly for trainings, service projects, or other events.
Purpose of the Program:
To provide environmental education to Capital District communities, including underserved populations, through outdoor programs, classroom visits, as well as other public presentations.
Values and Standards of the Program:
SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Ability to pass a federal background check.
BA/BS degree in education, environmental studies, conservation/wildlife sciences or related disciplines preferred.
Some experience dealing with youth.
Some experience in public speaking contexts.
Must be able to model respectful behavior towards the natural world including insects, mammals, birds, trees, plants, etc.
Ability to perform a variety of outdoor functions, from manual labor to leading trai
About Student Conservation Association
Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.