September 2016 – Vol. 29 No. 1

Tuolumne River Trust Environmental Education Volunteers Needed

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Organization Description: The Tuolumne River Trust is a San Francisco-based environmental nonprofit, with the following mission:

The Tuolumne River Trust is the voice for the River. We promote stewardship of the Tuolumne through:
• Education, community outreach and adventures
• Collaboration with a diverse array of stakeholders
• On-the-ground restoration projects
• Advocacy and grassroots organizing to demonstrate public support for our work

Position Description: We are currently recruiting volunteers to help with “That’s the Tuolumne in my Tap,” a bay-area based environmental education program.

“That’s the Tuolumne in my Tap” is an hour-long presentation given to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda Counties. The program is designed to educate local students about where their water comes from and to promote an ethic of environmental stewardship. The interactive, multimedia presentation focuses on the history and special qualities of the Tuolumne River, the animals that depend on the River, and what we all can do to help protect the River by conserving water.
The Trust will train and supervise volunteers who are interested in presenting this program, and volunteers will gain hands-on classroom teaching experience as well as an understanding of nonprofit program coordination, while learning about one of the Bay Area’s water sources.

Hours are flexible, though always during school hours on weekdays during the school year. Volunteers are expected to make at least one school visit per month.

Participants should have a background in environmental issues and an interest in working with kids, their own laptop, and as reliable access to transportation.

To apply: Send a completed volunteer application to karen@tuolumne.org

Applications can be found at http://www.tuolumne.org/content/fmd/files/Volunteer%20Application.pdf

Written by Eric Lewis

Eric Lewis

Eris Lewis is high school area science support in the San Francisco Unified School District LEAD office.

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