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A Year with Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment
WISE provides science and environmental education outreach to residents of the Copper River Basin. The Copper River Basin (CRB) is a large area comprised of 20,649 square miles with a population of 2,684 people that are spread throughout remote communities and native villages. The CRB is an economically depressed region that is culturally diverse with seven Federally recognized tribes. The Copper River School District, with a small student base and large area to cover, is challenged to provide enrichment opportunities such as field trips and outdoor experiences. Families are often very busy with seasonal employment and subsistence activities in the summer months, leaving little time for learning and outdoor recreation opportunities. Many children and adults enjoy the educational programs and outdoor opportunities that WISE offers throughout the year. With the assistance of an AmeriCorps volunteer, WISE would be able to provide enough support for these programs, and continue to grow the quality and reach of our programming.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : During the winter months, much of the work will be in the WISE office, experiencing firsthand the many aspects of running a locally based nonprofit. The volunteer will work closely with the Executive Director on organizational development and outreach. May through September. Organize and implement Earth Discovery Day and Changing Seasons, outdoor education days presented in cooperation with our local school district, and resource management agencies including US Bureau of Land Management and the NPS. Throughout the summer, host weekly hikes throughout the region, attended by youth and community members. Plan and implement multi-day programs including Aquatic Ecology Camp, Geology Backpacking trip, and the Copper River Stewardship Program. The volunteer will work primarily ages 8 to 18, teaching, mentoring, and facilitating positive outdoor learning experiences. The volunteer should be able to hike up to 5 miles in rough terrain, carry a backpack, and camp outdoors.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
First Aid ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Counseling ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Education ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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A Year with Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2017  -   09/15/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/10/2017  To  07/30/2017 

3505 Alexander Ave
Anchorage   AK   99508

Listing ID 74148