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Science and Environmental Education for Rural Alaskan Youth
Prince William Sound Science Center is looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated person to join our team. This position provides the opportunity to gain experience with outdoor environmental and hands-on science education programs as well as outreach and public engagement activities. PWSSC is an independent, non-profit research and education institute located in Cordova, Alaska. Since 1989, our organizational goal has been to ensure sustainability for the “world’s richest waters” through research and education. The new member of our team will work with education staff to implement school and community education programs to audiences of all ages. Our programs are designed to foster a deeper scientific understanding of the bioregion and build personal connections with the natural world around us. This position will take the lead on some programming and assist in the design and delivery of other programs. School year programs currently include our inquiry-based Discovery Room (currently engaging K-8th grades), Outreach Discovery science lessons for rural Alaskan communities, coaching a National Ocean Sciences Bowl team for the local high school, Tuesday Night Talks community lecture series, and Sea Squirts monthly mini-explorations for toddlers. The individual in this position will spearhead the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Program. Summer Programs include: Discover Cordova (half-day programs targeting local junior explorers from ages 2-8); Headwaters to Oceans day camps and overnight camps (full day programs and overnight programs for grades 3-5 and 6-8 that draw students from around Alaska); Delta Restoration Team Camp, also known as D.R.T. Camp (focused on service-learning oriented leadership development of youth entering grades 9-12; this program draws students from both Alaska and throughout the nation); and the Copper River Stewardship Program (a blend of future Alaskan leaders from the Copper River basin who are entering 9th-12th grades)
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Member Duties : • Lead the Remotely Operated Vehicle Challenge at the regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) program in Seward in early February 2023, with Cordova 6th graders in Spring of 2023, and during Outreach Discovery trips in other parts of Alaska. • Create, plan, and implement innovative environmental education activities and curricula for a variety of ages and venues, including but not limited to Discovery Room, National Ocean Sciences Bowl, and summer programs. • Maintain the upkeep of program supplies, especially for the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) program. • Assist with development, programming, and delivery of all summer camp activities. • Assist with interpretive programs for visiting groups. • Assist with design and dissemination of other Science Center outreach and public engagement products, such as science news publications, radio programs, and distribution of information across an array of digital and social media platforms as needed.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  First Aid ,  Environment ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

Science and Environmental Education for Rural Alaskan Youth

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2022  To  07/15/2022 

Contact Maddy Stokes
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501

Listing ID 91038