Durham Region: Conservation Youth Corps – Claremont Nature Centre

When:
August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-08-24T08:00:00-04:00
2019-08-24T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Claremont Nature Centre
4290 Westney Rd N
Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Gawen
6474017377

Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours! Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation.

To end our summer of Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) programming on a high note, this full-day volunteer program will be part citizen science, and family fun day.

Participants will take part in EcoSpark’s Changing Currents program in the morning. They will learn about local water quality and take an active role in protecting freshwater ecosystems by testing the health of a stream. Real scientific protocols will be followed, and the data collected will contribute to a larger regional monitoring effort.

In the afternoon, participants will help set up and run stations for a Family program at Claremont Nature Centre. They will engage with youngsters and parents as they hike along the trails at Claremont, help to guide families, and run activity stations along the trails for the kids.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • At least 14 years of age
  • Currently enrolled in High School and returning in September 2019
  • Able to commit to volunteering for the full session
  • Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Punctual and reliable

EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS:

  1. Arrive on time at a designated location
  2. Participate in an orientation and training session
  3. Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks
  4. Use hand tools and equipment safely, including shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows
  5. Other tasks as assigned

Registration is required for youth ages 14-17 participating without parent/guardian supervision (registration form below). 

What to Wear: Long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun/rain protection. This event will take place rain or shine.


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