Wildlife Conservation Corps

Passionate about wildlife and conservation? Interested in marine biology? Enjoy working and volunteering in your community to make it a better place? Care deeply about making meaningful contributions to important causes? If you answered yes to these questions, we are looking for you to become an advocate for wildlife and the environment!

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WHAT IS THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CORPS?

The Wildlife Conservation Corps (WCC) provides training to students interested in campaigning for wildlife and habitats. Students in this program will support WCS's Blue York campaign ( http://blueyork.org/) by working to help secure additional protection for the Hudson Canyon, the largest submarine canyon along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, which provides important habitat to hundreds of species including fishes, marine mammals, turtles, sea birds, and invertebrates, including deep sea corals

WHAT WILL YOU DO AS A WCC MEMBER?

Work within the Brooklyn community to run a campaign supporting wildlife conservation, learn how environmental policies impact communities and the health of the environment, and explore ways you can influence change as a young leader.

WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE?

  • Over 135 hours of training,
  • Guidance on how to run a social marketing campaign,
  • Increased confidence in leadership and public speaking,
  • New friends and relationships within the community
  • Skills for collaborating with others from different backgrounds with diverse perspectives,
  • Personal and professional experience for resumes and college applications, and
  • Paid transportation costs and a $600 participation stipend at the completion of the program.

WHAT ARE THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS?

  • You are a student in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in good standing.
  • You are able to commit to the afterschool schedule, two days a week (January through mid-June) and attend two full-day training sessions.
  • You are interested in supporting marine conservation programs and strengthening your skills as a youth leader.
  • You are interested in understanding how environmental policy works and how it impacts communities.

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The deadline for applications is January 7, 2017

Have a question? For more information about the Wildlife Conservation Corps, please contact Andrew Asaki at aasaki@wcs.org.

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