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Stewards VISTA: Freshwaters Illustrated
 
 
 
Freshwaters Illustrated has created unique and immersive educational video, storytelling, and illustrative tools for educators since 2003, with an emphasis on college educators. Our new VISTA-assisted ‘Water Teachers’ program will begin to target K-12 teachers with a focus on underserved teachers who have not historically used our resources as members. The outcome we are working toward is not only an increased student literacy in science and conservation of freshwater ecosystems, but a greater awareness for their societal importance and benefits for diverse communities (e.g., drinking water, healthy fisheries, recreational and spiritual opportunities), and familiarity with the career opportunities that exist in these fields, particularly for rural environments and communities that rely on natural resource- and agriculture-based economies. VISTA would work towards the preparation and launch of this program. By engaging K-12 Teachers through this more focused program, we are working toward building watershed, science, and conservation literacy in communities across the US, along with an increased awareness of opportunities for careers, volunteerism, and community health and sustainability through the protection and restoration of our most precious and valuable natural resource. As a small nonprofit organization, this VISTA supported project will provide a significant increase in our capacity to serve communities throughout the US through the youth educators who are woven into the fabric of every local community.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will: Review existing educational films, imagery, curriculum guides, and delivery platforms, and refining and further adapting these to be most effective and accessible for K-12 teachers. Develop additional resources that utilize VISTA intern skills (e.g., Spanish language, art, media, pedagogy) to fill gaps in content materials. Promote Water Teachers program to under-resourced teachers through conference presentations, workshops, social media, and mailings to our existing network of 200+ K-12 teachers across the US. Engage with new Water Teachers to ensure effective use and adoption of content. Solicit feedback from initial Water Teachers, and evaluation that will lead to improvement of the creation and delivery of educational resources. Active in fund-raising efforts through grants and donor-focused campaigns that will support the continued improvement of the Water Teachers program.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Veterans ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Freshwaters Illustrated

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/23/2022  To  07/18/2022 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
3048600371
psilva@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 112446


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