21-22 PT Marine Science Ctr, Marine Stewardship Educator
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21-22 PT Marine Science Ctr, Marine Stewardship Educator PTMSC is a public non-profit marine education facility located in Fort Worden State Park, Washington. Our two buildings house a small but high quality Aquarium featuring life in the nearshore habitats of the Salish Sea, and a Museum with a fully-articulated orca skeleton, and other natural history collections. Exhibits explore how human impacts such as climate change stress our fragile ecosystems in the Salish Sea, and how people can increase positive impacts while minimizing negative ones through their collective actions. Access to high quality science programming is limited in our rural community. PTMSC provides opportunities to help visitors, students, and volunteers learn about this unique place through its hands-on educational activities, public programs, and community science projects, while illustrating and demonstrating the actions being taken to steward these resources for future generations. AmeriCorps members will be recruited and interviewed in July and August, 2021. Primary activities shift seasonally, with an emphasis on school programs in the winter/spring and exhibit interpretation in the summer. Throughout the term, members participate in a range of community science projects with staff and volunteers, partner organization leads, tribal biologists, or other researchers. Additionally, team members will learn about and assist with animal collection, animal care and husbandry, and aquatic life support; coordinate volunteers to assist with research and outreach events; and collaborate with staff to develop new programs. Community science projects, our site on the beach in Fort Worden, and the collections in the exhibits themselves provide the core content for social media and educational outreach programs. Position contingent on funding. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : The Marine Stewardship Educator will conduct all the following activities in order to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. Education: Provide hands-on, inquiry-based K-12 science programs to students in economically disadvantaged schools. (approx. 30% of service hrs.) Exhibits: Provide meaningful informal science education through the operation, interpretation, and upkeep of our two exhibit halls and engage the public through tours and educational programs. (approx. 40% of hrs.) Volunteers/Outreach: Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds utilizing effective volunteer management strategies, such as training, scheduling, and recognizing volunteers. Provide outreach to the community through programs such as community science and research, beach cleanups, tabling events, and social media. (15% of hrs) Research: Assist with community science research projects, including data collection and data entry in the field and in the lab. (15% of hrs) Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Training , Stipend . Terms : Uniforms provided and required , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas : Environment . Skills : Public Speaking , Team Work , Teaching/Tutoring , Computers/Technology , First Aid , Environment , Leadership , Education , Communications .