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  • Trowbridge Newsletter Fall 2018

    Member Spotlight: Sophie Trowbridge - Outreach Coordinator, New York Field Office (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

    Fish & WIldlife Service

    November 11, 2018 | Sophie Trowbridge recently completed a year-long internship as the Outreach Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s New York Field Office, where she worked on a variety of projects focused on threatened or endangered species recovery, habitat restoration, and waterway accessibility and aquatic health for a variety of at risk species within New York State.

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  • Vista Newsletter Nov 2018

    VISTA Training + Harwood Institute

    VISTA

    On October 1, 35 Stewards VISTA Members and five staff members convened at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro PA for a three day training. This training is an opportunity to bring members together to not only learn valuable skills that will assist them during their year of service, but it also allows them the opportunity to network with others that are serving across the country.

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  • Pace Newsletter November 2018 Gip 2

    Member Spotlight: McKenna Pace, Cabrillo National Monument (Geoscientist-in-the-Park)

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    November 11, 2018 | While completing her GIP position at Cabrillo National Monument (California), McKenna Pace honed her native species identification skills and also increased her knowledge of education techniques through the development and implementation of the Science Explorer’s Club – a volunteer-led program that introduces visitors to the science of the Monument.

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  • ​Do you have time? Ramblings from Zion National Park’s Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA)

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    October 24, 2018 |It is impossible to fit all of our wants into a single day or week. We must prioritize, pick and choose. When I flounder with my sense of time as Zion’s CVA, I look toward two groups of people for inspiration: The volunteers of Zion National Park and the visitors of Zion National Park.

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    CVA Chris Martin Presented Local Service Award

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    October 9, 2018 | 2018 marked the first year of both the Kids in Kayaks and the AmeriCorps Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) programs at Fort Monroe National Monument (Virginia). CVA Chris Martin was tasked with improving a youth summer program from the year before using the park supply of kayaks to enhance the student experience.


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    Rachele Funk, CVA member at Grand Canyon National Park, meets Secretary Zinke at National Public Lands Day event

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    September 22, 2018 | CVA member Rachele Funk was able to meet Secretary Zinke for a National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event on September 22, 2018. Rachele was able to speak with Secretary Zinke directly about one of their volunteer groups. 

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    Announcing Strategic Partnership with Harwood Institute for Public Innovation

    Professional Development

    September 13, 2018 | The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and the Stewards Individual Placement Program announced a strategic partnership to train AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA placements on how to better engage the communities in which they serve.

    Source: Harwood Institute for Public Innovation

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    CVA and Alternative Break Citizenship Schools

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    August 17, 2018 | At Grand Canyon National Park, a big focus of my Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) position has been coordinating youth volunteers in the park. This allows me to work with over 100 college students that come between February and April during their spring break. These students, “alternative breakers”, are all part of a movement of positive social change through strong direct service. 

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    Building Community within the CVA Program

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    August 14, 2018 | I moved to DC in February for the Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) position.  I moved here with excitement, knowing I would be working in an urban park engaging the surrounding community through volunteerism.

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    Stewards Member Alec Pratt Makes an Impact at Gettysburg National Military Park

    NPS Historic Preservation & Training Center

    August 8, 2018 | This summer has been particularly busy for Alec Pratt, a Stewards member with the NPS Historic Preservation & Training Center serving at Gettysburg National Military Park. The park comprises of six thousand acres of battlefield and buildings that were fought over during July 1863. Each building requires maintenance and condition assessments on a recurring basis, and that is where Alec stepped in. 

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