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 the New York Seascape by advocating for conservation actions in local communities.

WHAT WILL YOU DO AS A WCC MEMBER?

WCC students 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. This year students will plan and coordinate the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit hosted at the Aquarium. WCC also assist with World Oceans Day activities in June 2020.

WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE?

  • Over 75 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
  • Paid transportation costs and a $250 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, one day a week (February 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 10, 2020

Have a question? For more information about the Wildlife Conservation Corps, please contact Aquarium Education at nyaeducation@wcs.org

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