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Environmental Education Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : A Rocha Canada - Christians in Conversation
Acronyme : ARC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : A Rocha is an international nature conservation organization. We work out our commitment to environmental action through community-based conservation projects. A Rocha Canada's (ARC) mandate is to implement quality environmental education programs, and effective research and restoration projects in Canada and to help facilitate community conservation internationally. In 2003 A Rocha Canada purchased a ten-acre property that is an ideal base for training and conducting conservation projects.
Adresse : 512 - 172nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia,
V3S 9R3
FAX: (604) 542-9022
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Personne ressource : Jessica Nye
Courriel : jessica.nye@arocha.org
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Watamu
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : The intern will work with A Rocha Kenya's Arabuko-Sokeke Schools and Ecotourism Scheme (ASSETS)(www.assets-kenya.org). ASSETS is a well-targeted sustainable development program that meets the economic and social needs of the local community, while promoting the conservation important ecosystems. The Environmental Education Officer will develop curriculum and work with young children to promote the importance of sustainable development and caring for the environment.

In Canada
- Research all relevant CIDA-published and other materials regarding environmental and social issues in the Watamu region of Kenya.
- Become familiar with all A Rocha reports and procedures related to environmental education.
- Promote the internship with community groups, churches, schools, and other institutions in Canada prior to and after the field assignment.

Overseas
- Be involved in the ongoing environmental education initiatives that are a part of the ASSETS project.
- Form part of the ASSETS environmental education team, visiting local schools and training wildlife club leaders.
- Assist the ASSETS team in community liaison.
- Provide written reports on the above.
- Assist in preparing an environmental education curriculum to be used by others involved in ASSETS.
- Assist in training ASSETS Kenyan staff, volunteers, and students in environmental education.
- Other tasks as assigned by ARC head office or A Rocha Kenya field supervisor.
Organisation d'accueil : A Rocha Kenya
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : A Rocha is an international nature conservation organization. A Rocha Kenya works out its commitment to environmental action through community development, environmental education, community conservation, scientific research, and work at the Mwamba Bird Observatory and Field Study Centre. Despite the richness and diversity of local habitats in this area, an exploding population and desperately high levels of poverty are putting a huge strain on the delicate relationship between the local people and the surrounding environment. By working with the local communities, A Rocha Kenya (ARK) aims to achieve the long-term conservation of threatened habitats and species in the Malindi-Watamu area. The Arabuko-Sokoke Schools and Eco-tourism Scheme (ASSETS) was set up by ARK in 2001. ASSETS provides community development through eco-tourism to fund secondary school 'eco-bursaries' for local children and also contributes to nature conservation. ARK was formally established in 1999 and opened the Mwamba Bird Observatory and Field Study Centre in Watamu in 2002.