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Environmental Education in Winnebago County
 
 
 
Severson Dells Nature Center has been providing nature education for all ages in northern Illinois for over 40 years on our 369 acre campus and at school sites across northern Illinois. Members support school field trip programs and after school programs to help students learn about local habitats, predator and prey interactions, food webs, animal and plant adaptations and basic ecology of the area. During the term of service, Members will receive training in all of the above topics, best practices in environmental education, group management, and have the opportunity to develop and try nature-based lessons and community programs of their own. We love to support members that want to try new and creative ways to connect people with nature. Severson Dells encourages people of all backgrounds and social identities to apply. Severson Dells makes reasonable accommodations for service and interviews. There is some flexibility with the start date, if needed. Please contact Ann Wasser at 815-335-2915 or ann@seversondells.org for details.
 
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Member Duties : The goal of this service term is to empower AmeriCorps members to build the capacity of Severson Dells Nature Center to grow science literacy in northern Illinois. Service members develop and implement projects that are key to maintaining quality programming at Severson Dells and teach visiting school groups. Service members may also work with an additional community partner organization at which to complete an additional project that furthers science literacy within the community. Members will receive training on local ecology, best practices in environmental education and science literacy, and group management techniques. Service at Severson Dells will also provide opportunities for members to participate in professional development with the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Service times are typically Tues.- Sat. 8am-4:30pm. There are some variations to this, but this tends to be standard.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  First Aid ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Environmental Education in Winnebago County

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  20    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  09/12/2022  To  01/15/2023 

Contact Ann Wasser
8786 Montague Rd
Rockford   IL   61102
8153352915
ann@seversondells.org
www.seversondells.org

Listing ID 84612


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