22-23 USFWS BFJ Nisqually Enviro Education Coordinator
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to "administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,(USFWS) which manages the National Wildlife Refuge System, encourages the development of a stewardship ethic for public lands and their resources, and supports projects where people are engaging in nature related, outdoor activities. This initiative is supported at all levels of the USFWS including nationally, regionally, and at local field stations, like Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (BFJ Nisqually NWR). BFJ Nisqually NWR was established in 1974 for use as an inviolate sanctuary for migratory birds. The Refuge was established by a grass roots citizen movement to aid in the protection and enhancement of the Nisqually River Delta. Each year approximately 8,000 students, teachers, and parents participate in the Refuge's environmental education program. Teachers, PreK through college level, from Pierce, Thurston, and Mason Counties use BFJ Nisqually NWR as an outdoor learning site, supplementing in-class study units with an outdoor experience. Teachers studying watersheds, wetlands, birds, human impacts, wildlife, and the cultural history of the area, use the Refuge as a place where students can have a first-hand experience with things they are taught in class. The member in this position will coordinate environmental education programming at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for groups of varying size and grade-level. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/billy-frank-jr-nisqually Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The Coordinator conducts activities directly with students during the indoor time at the Refuge's Environmental Education Center. They also explore Refuge trails with student to provide information and conduct outdoor activities. The Coordinator recruits, trains, and coordinates environmental education program volunteers. The Coordinator plans and implements four teacher workshops. The Coordinator will review and evaluate current education center activities and will adapt activities for different grade levels and state standards The Coordinator will assist in special events like the annual Nisqually Watershed Festival The Coordinator will serve alongside watershed partners to provide specialized environmental education programming for under-served students in the Nisqually and Chehalis Watersheds.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage , Training , Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time , Permits working at another job during off hours , Uniforms provided and required .
Service Areas :
Public Speaking , Youth Development , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Computers/Technology , Team Work , Biology, Ornithology, similar , Environment , Leadership , Teaching/Tutoring , Education .