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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Visit

Date: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: Sayles-Hill Great Space

Contact: Andrea Kubinski, x5511

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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Visit
Conservation Corps provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work.

Are you interested in making a difference by becoming an AmeriCorps member!  Stop by and talk with Megan, Recruitment Coordinator anytime from 11:30-1pm in Sayles Great Space.

January/February - December Positions

  • Youth Outdoors Leaders  engage Saint Paul and Minneapolis teens from low-income homes in educational activities and service-learning projects afterschool and Saturdays during fall and spring school semesters. When not leading youth, AmeriCorps members perform natural resource management projects. 
  • Field Crews based throughout Minnesota and Iowa complete natural resource projects and emergency response work during an 8-10 month or summer term. Field AmeriCorps members serve on a crew of their peers, all ages 18-25. 

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  • Individual Placements serve directly in nonprofit or government agencies that provide skills training in conservation-related projects such as educational and interpretive programs, volunteer management, community outreach, GIS mapping, and trail and wildlife surveying.

Summer Positions

  • Conservation Apprentices serve alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District, learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources.
  • I Can Camp! and I Can Paddle! Crews serve alongside the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources teaching families camping or canoe/kayak paddling skills and educating the public about local ecology and natural resources.
  • Restoring Relations Youth Corps Leaders engage youth of Native American Tribes and/or heritage in natural resource conservation work such as trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk building, planting, campsite development and invasive species removal.
  • Summer Youth Corps Leaders co-lead crews of eight teens in our summer residential program. Crews will complete natural resource projects (such as trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk building, planting, campsite development and invasive species removal) in State and National Parks throughout Minnesota while guiding discussions focused on the environment.

Audiences:

Students, Faculty, Staff

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This page was last updated on 16 January 2018