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*PRC - Prickly Pear Land Trust - Academic Engagement
A substantial body of evidence suggests that environmental programming in schools is an incredibly effective tool in improving student performance and can increase engagement in STEM education. Negative consequences for schools that have low standardized test scores has influenced schools and teachers to be more focused on test preparation. As a result, experiential learning that integrates subject matter in meaningful ways has been de-emphasized or eliminated. The goal of this project is to provide services to K-12 students living in poverty to improve academic engagement by developing and implementing afterschool, summer, and in-school experiential educational programming utilizing properties located in low-income areas of the Helena Valley. By providing increased outdoor, experiential learning opportunities, students that struggle in the classroom are provided with opportunities to excel and thrive in a different learning environment, increasing their chances at success in school.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will assess the current environmental education opportunities that exist to low-income students in Helena. The VISTA will research other successful environmental education programs and identify best practices that could be used in Helena. The VISTA will develop partnerships and work closely with youth serving organizations in Helena that work with underserved youth populations, environmental educators and Prickly Pear Land Trust to develop age-appropriate outdoor education curriculum for each level of students served. The VISTA will develop and establish a volunteer program to engage and train volunteers to support the outdoor education plans and identify funding to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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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 ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership . 
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*PRC - Prickly Pear Land Trust - Academic Engagement

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  12/05/2018  To  01/04/2019 

Contact John Schlepp
PO Box 4210
Helena   MT   59604
406 444-9654

Listing ID 85208


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