Environmental Educator/Conservation Field Crew

Expected Dates
January 4, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Site
SCA NH Corps
Position ID
PO-00596827
From January through April, Environmental Educator and Conservation Corps members teach environmental education to more than 1,000 fourth and fifth grade students in Manchester and Allenstown School Districts.   Collaborating in teaching teams of 2-3 to develop a 10-week curriculum and service learning project, members incorporate NH State Science Standards while fostering connections between the students and their natural world.  The teaching teams also lead after school activities in Manchester 21st Century After School programs and the Salvation Army’s Kids Cafe program.  Upon completion of the education season, members enter into conservation season from April through October.  Crews contribute to building new trails, maintaining existing trail networks, eradicating invasive plant species, restoring and preserving historical structures, and maintaining visitor facilities, such as pavilions and cabins.  A typical field project or “hitch” will consist of collaborating as part of a 6-person crew for 10 to 24 days in the field depending on project schedule and need.  

Environmental Educator and Conservation Corps members dedicate 10 months of their lives to serve in communities throughout New Hampshire while contributing as active community members in a residential program called the SCA NH corps.  For more general information about the SCA NH corps and other positions available within this program, please visit www.thesca.org/nh.
  • Bear Brook State Park is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, with over 10,000 acres of land. The home of New Hampshire Corps for nearly 20 years, Bear Brook gives corps members a variety of recreational opportunities as well as beautiful scenery to call home while participating in their 10-month service commitment.

    During education season, Environmental Educator and Conservation Corps members primarily serve in Manchester, the largest and most diverse city in New Hampshire. Once in conservation season, members get to see the full beauty of the Granite State in a variety of locations, including state parks and forests.

  • Environmental Education training
    Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
    Conservation Workskills training
    Grip-hoist and Rigging or Chainsaw certification
    Leave No Trace training
    Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork Skills training
  • Members will learn leadership and teamwork skills while collaborating in their teaching teams during education season as well as participating in hitch projects during conservation season.  In addition, members will enhance their communication and conflict resolution skills while living and serving in a community environment.

Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Backpacking
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience