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Glacier Peak Institute - programming
 
 
 
Unique opportunity to gain experience in outdoor education, STEM and recreation in a beautiful mountain community! Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, Glacier Peak Institute (GPI) empowers youth, community and ecosystems to prosper and cultivate a shared resilient future through action-based education. GPI provides STrEaMs (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math experienced through recreation and art to gain skills) based education to rural youth. By collaborating with supportive and diverse partners, known as the GPI Coalition, we identify and develop curriculum and activities utilizing available expertise to strengthen a connection and understanding with place to build a vibrant future. In the aftermath of disaster in 2014, GPI began as a solution to build a positive future through the only resources available: youth, community and surrounding ecosystems. This was a turning point after decades of increasing poverty, loss of timber jobs and cuts to schools by 30 percent. GPI is physically located among world-class forests, rivers, rugged mountains near the Puget Sound and Pacific Ocean. Our programs bring youth to the outdoors and partner them with industry experts, providing a STEM educational experience that is both deeply personal and highly experiential. With GPI, you will be supporting our core activities: * Creating and supporting innovative STrEaMs curriculum and projects in rural communities that lack sufficient resources. * Developing afterschool and summer recreation activities that help youth explore the world independently by engaging with the surrounding environment. * Building cultural exchanges between urban, suburban and rural youth. * Empowering youth to tackle local problems through the Engineering Design Process. * Expanding and replicating GPI programs to benefit struggling rural communities and increasing the exposure urban youth have to wilderness settings Positions contingent on funding.
 
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Member Duties : Responsibilities Educate through outdoor recreation, stewardship and STEM curriculum Collaborate with GPI Coalition, esp in the Darrington School District to expand outdoor in-school programming meeting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Build relationships between rural and urban areas Implement safety guidelines, protocols and best practices Partner in building from the ground-level a non-profit Coordinate with GPI coalition to offer youth outings Generate a database of GPI volunteers & GPI coalition members Coordinate, recruit, organize and inspire volunteers Develop and implement a system for youth outreach and communication to diversify participation in programming Provide first aid as certified Lift and carry up to 50 pounds on overnight hiking trips Collect and compile youth and volunteer participation data to document impact for reports Update social media accounts and calendars Maintaining GPI’s gear and gear cache to be organized and supplied for events
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  First Aid ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Glacier Peak Institute - programming

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
First Aid

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2019  To  02/03/2020 

Contact Oak Rankin
1405 Emens Ave N
Darrington   WA   98241
515-994-0474
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.glacierpeakinstitut
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 84300


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