Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces across the country.
Training Dates: 09/25/23-09/29/23
Program Dates: 10/02/23-12/15/23
Location: Atlanta, GA
Background on Urban Tree House Program:
SCA Urban Tree House provides free and memorable environmental education programs for Atlanta urban youth (K-12). It gives Atlanta youth the opportunity to have fun experiences in nature, become aware of their relationship with the environment, and participate in hands-on conservation projects.
Urban Tree House programming takes place after and during school hours, in the classroom, and outside in parks/greenspaces near the school. The program supports the belief that increased community awareness and appreciation of the local ecosystem will create a stronger, cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful world. When students are given the knowledge, they need to make informed decisions and act in conscientious ways, they can make lasting positive impacts on their local environment and become lifetime stewards of their communities.
Specifically, the Crew Leader will:
· Facilitate outdoor environmental education, climate resilience, and culturally relevant activities and games with hundreds of urban youth K-12.
· Work with bridging learning students and At-risk youth.
· Develop a curriculum to integrate into the program.
· Provide outreach to the community about programs offered at the Urban Tree House.
· Keep an accurate record of the numbers of youth served and programs facilitated.
· Assist in leading conservation service projects like tree maintenance, native gardening, and invasive plant removal with groups of youth.
· Work as a team with SCA staff.
· Represent SCA at community events.
· Assist with facilitating Environmental Education field trips with members of SCA's High School conservation crews.
· Lead and support Saturday workdays with High School Crew Members.
· Experience working with youth (Elementary age) or young adults 14-18, teaching or environmental education a plus
· Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
· Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
· [First Aide and CPR Certified)
· Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
· Must have the ability to legally work in the US
· Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards
· Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
· $725 weekly salary