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Stewards VISTA: NEEF - Homestead National Historical Park
 
 
 
Homestead NHP will partner with the 21st CCLC elementary program located in Beatrice, Nebraska. The park has a strong relationship with the Beatrice Public School District, providing field trip opportunities for teachers and students for years. The park previously partnered with the Beatrice Middle School and ESU #5. From the 2014-15 school year through the 2017-18 school year this partnership worked with 6-8th grade students once a month each year after school. Working with the Beatrice Public Schools 21st CCLC serving younger students will be a new extension of the partnership which will help us impact students at a younger age. We are excited to work with the after-school program that the 21st CCLC currently provides for students in Beatrice. This program will further the collaboration among these three organizations. Homestead NP staff—including the VISTA member will support the ESU#5 science education team in the development and implementation of the project and provide access to the park grounds and equipment as needed. The ESU#5 science education team will lead the development and implementation of the project’s student learning experiences and support the 21st CCLC leaders in providing learning opportunities throughout the year that extend the place-based learning experiences at the park. Homestead NHP’s existing STEM programs primarily focus on water quality, creating opportunities for new STEM programs that broaden learning and engagement that utilize the park’s natural resources. This project is designed to fill gaps in the existing STEM program offerings by attending to the rich and diverse living resources available on the park grounds. Biodiversity is an important topic to explore for students and provides abundant connections to STEM knowledge, skills, and abilities. The connection between humans and biodiversity creates authentic context to build a culture that values the environment while also improving student learning and achievement.
 
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Member Duties : Develop and implement programming for NPS-21stCCLC Grant Program at Homestead National Historical Park . Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure future funding to continue program beyond the initial grant. Assist in securing in-kind program support. Assist in digital community engagement efforts to keep community members informed on program activities and accomplishments. Assist in planning event(s) with project partners and the local community. Serve as liaison with NPS unit while conducting outreach to 21stCCLC programs and local K-12 schools and student groups (after-school programs, out-of-school programs, clubs, etc.). Gather ideas and opportunities for growth. Track Performance Measures and submit quarterly and final progress reports inclusive of qualitative and quantitative data for all areas of work.
 
Program Benefits : Housing Assistance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Habitat Restoration ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: NEEF - Homestead National Historical Park

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEBRASKA  

Languages
American Sign Language a plus
English

Accepting Applications
From  07/28/2021  To  12/30/2021 

Contact Jessica Zukowski
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
6812380906
jzukowski@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 105980


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