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For Interested Volunteers: Caring for Our Watersheds ’22-’23 Info Session
August 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thanks for the interest in volunteering with Earth Force! This session is geared toward prospective volunteers. Can’t attend? Email Sarah Jennings ([email protected]) for more information.
Caring for Our Watersheds challenges students to submit the most creative, thought-provoking, and innovative ideas to improve their watershed.
Volunteers can work directly with students and educators as a classroom presenter, mentor, or a project judge!
- Build youth-adult partnerships with the next generation of changemakers
- Learn about students’ innovative project ideas and provide input to strengthen their ask for a change
- Receive a stipend for participation
Choose your role:
Classroom Presenters: August through January
Volunteers – virtual or in-person – support student knowledge of watershed issues and how to create partnerships with their community. Earth Force can provide presentation materials.
Classroom Mentors: October through June
Volunteers with knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay watershed or local civics can help brainstorm concerns, identify realistic solutions, or provide feedback on proposals before submission. Mentors can consult with one or more classrooms for a minimum of 6 hours throughout the year.
Action Plan Judges – November or March
Volunteers use a rubric to rank student proposals of their environmental civic action projects. This process identifies the top ten finalists and the projects who will receive implementation funding. If interested, judges may become mentors leading up to the finals.
Action Story Presentation Judges: April
Volunteers attend the final competition and score the students’ presentations using the verbal scoring guide. Judges typically have an understanding of the community, watershed, and local environmental issues, and experience working with students.