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MTCC - Ecology Project International Environmental Literacy
Ecology Project International improves and inspires science education and conservation efforts through field-based student-scientist partnerships. Based in Missoula, we have engaged more than 30,000 youth in hands-on science since 2000. Youth from rural Montana communities lack opportunities to engage in outdoor science learning and mentorship. According to pre-course assessments, the majority of local EPI students have never participated in a field-based science experience or visited a National Park. Through their participation with EPI, environmental literacy scores of 2016 Montana students increased 9% according to pre- and post-course assessments. EPI offers a truly unique program that allows students to work alongside professional scientists from the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and non-profit conservation organizations in the setting of the world’s first national park, Yellowstone. Students develop hands-on inquiry, science, and critical thinking skills while inspiring future careers – and in some cases, providing science education credits to allow struggling students to graduate. It also expands their horizons and changes their perspectives. The VISTA will help evaluate the effectiveness of EPI’s program in increasing environmental literacy, and aim to improve those outcomes by offering more resources to low-income Montana students. This out of school and summer programming will improve graduation and academic success for underserved Montana students, providing them the educational means out of poverty.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Process environmental literacy data from student assessments administered after field courses to determine efficacy of EPI’s educational programming and its impact on students; Perform updates to the education curriculum and evaluation tools of the field courses to assess and further improve environmental literacy in program participants, and provide access to pre-course educational materials for participants; Collaborate in the design of pre-course curriculum that will prepare underserved students to achieve their highest potential during and after course; The VISTA will create transference and follow-up activities to create connections between what students learn on course to community engagement and decisions or opportunities for career and/or education; Design 1-3 post-course learning opportunities for underserved youth to stay engaged in conservation leadership, community initiatives, and career and education opportunities
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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MTCC - Ecology Project International Environmental Literacy

Program Start/End Date
07/24/2017  -   07/23/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/21/2017  To  07/24/2017 

Contact Erin Barstow
Davidson Honors College
Missoula   MT   59812

Listing ID 73632