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  • Youth Sustainability Educator

    Youth Sustainability Educator Summary The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will implement KTMB’s Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire students to be environmental stewards through KTMB’s Waste Warriors, Weed Warriors and Watershed Warriors educational curricula. KTMB’s Warriors lessons engage students in STEM-based, hands-on learning activities with the goal of empowering students to preserve our community’s land and water, as well as improve academic engagement and promote educational success. Position Description The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will be an essential member of KTMB’s team. This person will primarily schedule and present Warriors lessons to K-12 students throughout Washoe County for school classrooms, after-school clubs, summer day camps, and other youth programs. The Youth Educator will maintain relationships with the educators who request to schedule Warriors presentations, obtain and upload data from each presentation, and prepare and refill supplies for each presentation. The Youth Educator will also assist the Youth Education Coordinator with enhancing the curricula and conducting KTMB’s biannual teacher training event. KTMB’s Youth Education program targets underserved public schools to empower students to problem-solve neighborhood blight and other environmental issues that lower the quality of life, health, and economy in the Truckee Meadows. This AmeriCorps member will also help schedule and present field trips for elementary school students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park. The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will also have the opportunity to represent KTMB during community events and fulfill other duties as assigned. KTMB is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. For over 30 years, KTMB has been working with schools, businesses, municipalities, community groups, and individuals to keep our open space areas, the Truckee River, business corridors, and neighborhoods beautiful for all to enjoy through our education programs, beautification, and cleanups. Timeline for Service: November 15th, 2021 - August 12th, 2022 Primary Responsibilities Implement KTMB’s Youth Education program by scheduling and presenting the Warriors lessons; Maintain relationships with educators; Track quantifiable data from presentations; Inventory supplies for presentations; Assist with enhancing curricula in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards and Nevada State Academic Content Standards; Assist with biannual teacher training event based on Waste, Weed and Watershed Warriors; Execute field trip programs for elementary school students to KTMB’s Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park; Represent KTMB at community events; Fulfill other duties as assigned Qualifications Passionate commitment to KTMB’s mission and vision; Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field; At least one year of experience teaching or leading youth in a formal setting, such as school classrooms, environmental education centers, nature centers, after-school programs and/or summer camps Strong communication and public speaking skills; Strong writing skills; Strong organizational skills; Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; Preferred: strong understanding of education standards; Preferred: reading, writing, and speaking competency in Spanish language Required: high degree of initiative, spirit of service, and a sense of humor Compensation and Benefits In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $11,294, and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,441.50. To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Caitlin Aitchison (caitlin@ktmb.org ) For more information, visit the KTMB website at ktmb.org . For more information, visit ktmb.org or contact Caitlin at caitlin@ktmb.org or 775.851.5185. Back To All Jobs

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    Join the Team Are you interested in gaining professional leadership experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting difference? ​ Join the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation full-time staff or serve as an AmeriCorps member! Or serve as an AmeriCorps member with one of our partnering organizations! Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation supports Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County parks primarily by providing in-park programming, fundraising for park infrastructure upgrades, and opportunities for citizen engagement. The Parks Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In the six years since its founding, the Parks Foundation has grown to seven full-time permanent staff overseeing 34 AmeriCorps members who serve one-year terms. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness, science education, and developing an appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in our local parks. Today, t he Parks Foundation continues to grow, and is seeking motivated individuals for both full-time permanent staff and AmeriCorps positions! Below are all the positions the Parks Foundation, and our partnering organizations, are currently recruiting for: Community Programs Educator The Community Programs Educator will implement and support community educational programs and events. Full Position Description Health and Wellness Education Coordinator VISTA The Health and Wellness Education Coordinator VISTA serves primarily to develop healthy living components to the Student Stewards Program, which uses public parks as learning laboratories where students engage in hands-on community science. Full Position Description Membership Coordinator VISTA Are you interested in gaining professional experience, empowering communities, and making a lasting difference? Join the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation team through AmeriCorps VISTA! The Membership Coordinator VISTA will focus on membership recruitment and retention, and will facilitate all member communications and events to help expand Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, a growing nonprofit in Reno, Nevada. Full Position Description Naturalist Educator The Naturalist Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will primarily implement and support the Student Stewards Program. Full Position Description Student Naturalist Program Educator The Naturalist Educator, an AmeriCorps member, will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will primarily implement and support the Student Stewards Program. The Student Stewards Program uses public parks within walking distance of under-served schools as learning laboratories. Students engage in hands-on citizen science research with a goal of improved academic engagement and better preparation for educational success. This will include teaching a three part class to underserved schools, developing and maintaining relationships with Washoe County schools administration and teachers, and developing and writing curriculum. This AmeriCorps member will also develop and implement the Student Stewards Spring and Summer Camps, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) camp for economically disadvantaged students. Full Position Description Visitor Center Host/Coordinator The Nature Center Host/Coordinator will primarily assist in the development of the Rosewood Visitor Center at the Rosewood Nature Study Area through the development of exhibits and educational material, providing information to community members regarding restoration efforts, and lead interpretive tours throughout the wetland. Full Position Description Adaptive Recreation Specialist VISTA The Adaptive Recreation Specialist VISTA serves primarily to develop recreation, healthy living, adaptive and inclusion components to the City of Reno, Parks and Recreation Department (COR) Programs including Youth, Adult, and Senior Programs for the COR in local elementary schools, parks, and community centers. Full Position Description Energy and STEM Outreach Specialist Education Outreach Specialist AmeriCorps Member will expand the reach and access of our non-profit program for rural and Title one schools in Nevada, and pending funding, grow the Family STEM night program. The member will work with a team to develop and implement projects that increase STEM awareness surrounding energy topics within the surrounding community by developing STEM content, expanding communications, and providing virtual or in-classroom support for educators. Full Position Description STEM Education Outreach AmeriCorps Member The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a world-renowned science center, with an education department that translates faculty research for public engagement. In DRI’s Office of Education, Nevada Robotics and Stories in the Snow programs are recruiting a STEM Education Outreach AmeriCorps Member for the Reno, Nevada campus. This member will be an essential leader of the team to help meet the needs of students and educators in Nevada. This person will help to expand the reach and access of a non-profit program for rural and Title I schools in Nevada and the Tahoe Region of California. The member will work with a team to implement projects that increase STEM awareness within the surrounding community by sharing STEM content, expanding communications, and providing virtual and/or in-classroom support for educators. Frequent travel, community engagement, and virtual teaching for both students and adults will be required for projects including: citizen science, family STEM nights, STEM teaching, and educator training. The member’s creativity and knowledge of STEM topics will be needed to encompass applied science, 21st century technology, and environmental science into STEM topic areas. Teaching is a key aspect of this position, but no formal experience is required. Full Position Description Education and Outreach Coordinator The Education and Outreach Coordinator -- an AmeriCorps State and National member -- will play an essential role on the Envirolution team. They will join a growing, fast-paced, small nonprofit where opportunities for personal and professional growth abound. If you desire to challenge yourself, acquire new skills and competencies, and directly impact the community that you will be serving in - read on. Full Position Description Crew Member Through service duties, members will contribute to and support the growth and production of produce to be donated to local food banks. Additionally, their service working alongside students and volunteers will support the spread of information of sustainable agriculture and nutrition education. Full Position Description Youth Sustainability Educator The Youth Educator AmeriCorps will implement KTMB’s Youth Education program, which is designed to inspire students to be environmental stewards through KTMB’s Waste Warriors, Weed Warriors and Watershed Warriors educational curricula. KTMB’s Warriors lessons engage students in STEM-based, hands-on learning activities with the goal of empowering students to preserve our community’s land and water, as well as improve academic engagement and promote educational success. Full Position Description

  • Plants & Fungi of the Truckee Meadows

    Plants & Fungi of the Truckee Meadows Try searching for species like "big sagebrush" or "ponderosa pine"... American Persimmon American Sycamore Antelope Bitterbrush Arrowleaf Balsamroot Arroyo Willow Bare-bottomed Sunburst Beckwith's Violet Big Sagebrush Bighead Clover Black Cottonwood Black Locust Black Willow Boxelder Broadleaf Plantain Brown's Peony Bruneau Mariposa Lily Bull Thistle Burdock Burr Clover Cattails Cheatgrass Chokecherry Coast Live Oak Common Mallow Common Mullein Common Yarrow Curlycup Gumweed Curlytop Knotweed Dandelion Desert Globemallow Desert Paintbrush Desert Peach Dodder Emery Rock Tripe English Plantain Eurasian Water-Milfoil Foothill Deathcamas Foxtail Barley Fremont Cottonwood Giant Sequoia Gingko Gold Cobblestone Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Great Basin Wild Rye Green Rock-Posy Hooker's Evening Primrose Horehound Horse Chestnut Horsetail Incense Cedar Load More Out of gallery Want to Explore More? Resources: iNaturalist - explore the species in your own backyard Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - wildflowers galore! Truckee River Guide - dive into the depths of the Truckee River USDA PLANTS Database - America's plants IUCN Red List - species listed by how threatened they are Back to Biodiversity Animals

  • Special Programs | tmparksfoundation

    Join us at Bowers Mansion! Come see where Mark Twain and other notable people once hung out! This special place in the Truckee Meadows is beaming with interesting historical facts that we are eager to share with you. Bowers Mansion Sign Up Form ​ Every participant must sign up separately. Thank you! ​ Fisrt Name Last Name Email Phone Number Are you under 18? Emergency Contact Name Emergeny Contact Number Please read the entire contents of these statements before signing as it has a significant effect on your legal rights. By clicking the “I agree” button, you accept the terms of the following agreements: I, the undersigned, agree to participate in the above-named program in accordance with all rules and regulations. In consideration I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, waive and release any and all rights and claims that I may have, or may arise, against the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation and or the City of Reno, Washoe County, the City of Sparks, Nevada Department of Wildlife, their sponsors, their agents or representatives, or any other partners for any and all injuries or losses suffered by me in connection with the activity covered by this roster. I understand that participation may involve certain activities which are physically challenging and potentially dangerous and I assume all risk associated with my participation. Additionally, I represent that I am physically and emotionally capable of performing the activities. I also give my permission for Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation to use any photographs, testimonials, or writings that I or my child completes through participation at TMPF for marketing and advertising, such as on promotional materials, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, website, and social media. I have read Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation's updated safety briefing and understand the hazards of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Notwithstanding the risks associated with COVID-19, which I readily acknowledge, I hereby willingly choose to participate in this activity. I acknowledge and fully assume the risk of illness or death related to COVID-19 arising from my participation in this activity. I hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, their employees, AmeriCorps members, or partners and I release them from any liability related to COVID-19. To read the full briefing, visit https://www.tmparksfoundation.org/covid-19 I agree to adhere to all rules, regulations, and policies enacted by Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation and understand that my ability to participate in this event is contingent upon following all rules and recommendations provided by the staff. By typing my full signature below, I confirm that I read, understand, and agree to all items listed above. Select an item ($) 1 Adult - $10.00 1 Child (under 18) - $6.00 Proceed to Checkout Thank you for supporting our programs!!

  • Parks of the Truckee Meadows

    Parks of the Truckee Meadows Truckee Meadows Parks Project What is the Parks Project? A free community resource, the Parks Project serves as a comprehensive online directory of every park in the Truckee Meadows and a place to explore the history and biodiversity that call those parks home. Its goals are: Awareness: Inform community members of park amenities, unique histories, and biodiversity specific to each park in the Truckee Meadows. Appreciation: Inspire a sense of wonder and awe in the biodiversity and shared history found in our parks. Stewardship: Encourage the ongoing preservation