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ServeWyoming VISTA-The Science Zone
 
 
 
The Science Zone is a non-profit organization that delivers educational services to students & families with the goal of eliminating poverty through STEAM careers exploration & raising the level of scientific exploration in the community. The Science Zone serves two fundamental purposes: 1) provide educational opportunities by offering classes, science clubs, field trips, outreach activities, & camps; 2) provide an enriching opportunity for experiential learning in a lively, ever-changing museum environment for families to experience together. The Science Zone strives to lift children & families out of poverty with opportunities to interact with science through exhibits, hands-on programming, demonstrations, camps, classes, clubs, & more. In addition to site-based programs, The Science Zone visits classrooms & welcomes field trips from impoverished & underserved populations across Wyoming. During the school year, we visit impoverished & underserved counties & welcomes field trips from communities that lack STEAM based programming. The Science Zone is an entity in a process of transition. We are a museum that moved to a new building space during the winter of 2021 & the process of redesigning & reshaping our exhibit space is ongoing. Additionally, The Science Zone is becoming a robust center of environmental education for students across the state with a focus on impoverished & underserved populations. For the past two years, we have been developing a robust outdoor experiential program & have a goal of expanding our capacity & reach to become one of Wyoming’s premier environmental education entities, lifting children & families out of poverty through the exploration of environmental science careers unique to Wyoming.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The VISTA member help children & families in Wyoming escape poverty by building education & environmental programming, support volunteer recruitment, & increase museum capacity by developing & creating activities & exhibit & increasing funding sources. This includes activities such as grant writing, donation/in-kind procurement, support, planning fundraising events, developing strategies & marketing to increase participation of community volunteers. The goals for this VISTA position are to help increase the volunteer & donor base that respond to the Science Zone need requests, increase the social media presence of The Science Zone, develop & create activities (educational & administrative) that will increase the capacity of the organization to provide more services & operate more efficiently in our efforts to alleviate poverty in Wyoming, & to complete at least three grant applications that will support anti-poverty educational programming opportunities for low-income participants.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  The Science Zone FREE Membership ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Technology ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ServeWyoming VISTA-The Science Zone

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WYOMING  

Accepting Applications
From  12/03/2021  To  01/18/2022 

Contact Colleen Burridge
222 E Collins Dr
Casper   WY   82601
3074739663
colleen.burridge@thesciencezone.org
www.thesciencezone.org

Listing ID 108614


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