Friends of North Creek Forest                          Environmental Education Volunteers
Friends of North Creek Forest
https://www.friendsnorthcreekforest.org/ 
Environmental Education Volunteers
2022

Description:
Looking for reliable people to help with environmental curriculum planning, design, implementation, and assessment. Friends of North Creek Forest is a non-profit organization committed to maintaining and improving the ecological function of North Creek Forest through stewardship, education and conservation in perpetuity. Our education program aims to provide K-12 and public outdoor environmental education programming that enhances our audience's relationship with their environment. The environmental education program works with a variety of school and community partners and we anticipate building many new relationships as we continue to grow. The majority of our events will be held in our North Creek Forest, some on school campuses, in classrooms, other parks, and virtually when needed.

Our volunteers work with the education committee, which consists of our education chair, education manager, and various interns. Currently we meet virtually twice-weekly. Depending on your area of interest, you may assist us in event support, curriculum design, stakeholder outreach, and/or grant writing.
 
Expectations:
-Assist in field instruction of K-12 and/or public events.
-Occasionally attend education committee meetings either virtually or physically.

Volunteers will gain experience in:
-Understanding basic lowland forest ecological restoration practices.
-Various environmental science practices.
-Understanding the role of community service/service learning in habitat restoration.
-Thinking critically and acting toward equity in environmental education.
-Facilitating events for diverse ways of knowing and understanding science and the natural world.

Qualifications:
-Interest in community outreach, environmental justice, habitat restoration, and/or education.

Compensation:
-Depending on current funding, stipends for appreciation of work may be available. Usually awarded on a quarterly basis.
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