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Delta County Schools Farm to School Environmental Educator

Employer
Americorps
Location
Gunnison, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 15, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Sustainability
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Delta County Schools Farm to School Environmental Educator Farm to School (F2S) AmeriCorps Members are part of a team that works with Delta County Farm to School staff and volunteers to connect youth to the earth, to their food, and to the community as part of our district-wide Farm to School program, bridging gaps that enable partner organizations to be more efficient and effective at providing nutrition, health, and garden-based environmental education to rural youth. F2S Members engage youth and community members to build, maintain, and expand school gardens through a start-to-finish growing season. Programs include farm field trips, guest visits, summer camps, garden clubs, and youth farmers markets. Members provide outreach and engagement at community events to promote Farm to School and the organization's programs and mission. Members gain exposure to organic agriculture, curriculum development, program planning, volunteer engagement, and participate in ongoing professional development. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : • Build, maintain, and expand school gardens through a start-to-finish growing season. • Design and deliver hands-on curriculum on nutrition, gardens, food sources, environmental science, cooking, and sustainability with students grades K-6, and in summer camp settings. • Introduce fresh local foods through tastings, garden clubs, summer programs, and other activities. • Community outreach/engagement, such as expanding volunteer involvement in the school gardens, organize events, develop promotional strategies and materials for print and social media, coordinate and lead community workdays. Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service . Terms : Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas : Hunger , Health , Children/Youth , Environment , Community Outreach . Skills : Community Organization , Education , Youth Development , Teaching/Tutoring , Team Work , Communications .

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