Conservation Steward

Expected Dates
January 9, 2018 to October 25, 2018
Site
SCA NH Corps
Position ID
PO-00723928
From January through April, Conservation Steward Corps members teach environmental education to more than 1,000 fourth and fifth grade students in Manchester, Allenstown, and Hooksett School Districts.   Collaborating in teaching teams of 3-4 to develop a 9-week curriculum, members incorporate NH State Science Standards while fostering connections between the students and their natural world.  Teaching teams also lead after school activities in Manchester  via the 21st Century After School 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 6-7 person crew for 11 days in the field.  

Conservation Steward 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 AmeriCorps.  For more general information about the SCA NH AmeriCorps 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, Conservation Stewardship members primarily serve in Manchester, the largest and most diverse city in New Hampshire. Once conservation season begins, 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. 

Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
some experience
Camping
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
Working with Children
competent with supervision