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Poudre Learning Center Summer Outreach VISTA Associate
The PLC is the only environmental education center in all of Weld County, Colorado. Our local districts have a high percentage of students living in poverty who do not have many opportunities to connect with natural areas and environmental centers. Many of these populations are underrepresented in STEM careers. The PLC provides a natural open space area with highly qualified, trained and seasoned environmental, experiential-based educators to support the visitors’ experience at the site. Our outreach numbers have more than tripled since 2004. Last year, our outreach connected over 26,000 educators, children, and families to their environment. District records of student achievement indicate that the schools that made repeated use of the Poudre Learning Center have higher levels of student achievement than those which did not. PLC offers interdisciplinary, inquiry-based education programs aimed at reinforcing and applying essential concepts presented in local school curricula while modeling a data-driven decision-making process. The center builds a sense of place for partner school district students, area residents and families through the construction of a water-based classroom laboratory where the Cache la Poudre’s past and present can be used to blend economics, history, culture, science, bluff geology, and aesthetics into an enhanced environmental educational experience for all. Native ecosystems for study include riparian, lacustrine (lake), wetland, and short grass steppe areas. Family and student outreach projects provide opportunities for our students that they would not otherwise receive. It’s vitally important for every child to have an opportunity to connect with place-based nature in a safe, supportive, educational atmosphere.
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Member Duties : The VISTA Summer Associates will work closely with staff to assist with programs & expansion of our capacity to serve local youth. The associate will develop more opportunities for students for inspired by nature Science Technology, Engineering, & Math (InSTEM) skills & concepts. The VISTA will implement recruiting of targeted students, development & facilitation strategies for daily group visits, 2 week long events- El Espejo Girls’ Institute & the Boys of the Moonshell Summer Science; weekly programming- Pulse of the Poudre Chuckwagon- Songs & Tales of the Early Prairie Indians & Pioneers & monthly programming- Families Investigating Science at Home (FISH). The VISTA will become skillful in the teaching & learning of environmental experiential experiences. The VISTA will gain direct experience in the operation of a growing non-profit (create & implement programming strategies, build partnerships, improve outreach, & assist in increasing the volunteer program’s capacity).
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education . 
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Poudre Learning Center Summer Outreach VISTA Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2017  -   08/14/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  03/06/2017  To  06/19/2017 

Contact Lindsey Bennett
814 9th St
Greeley   CO   80631
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71940