Program Dates: Tuesday July 5th-August 5th
Training Dates: SCA June 20th-23rd Local Training Dates: June 24th, June 27th-July 1st
Co-lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of 10 high school youth, ages 14-19 for five weeks (Mon-Fri, 35 hours/week). Complete an assortment of hands-on conservation and restoration projects within different areas in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and plan and lead weekly educational field days. Communicating with Forest Preserve staff to complete and track projects. Administrative and reporting duties are required as they relate to data management, photo documentation, and youth assessments. Crew leaders will also be expected to facilitate a provided environmental education curriculum, as well as complete a summer final report on the program.