Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Flight Crew Members are part of a conservation-focused job corps for young adults and will receive 8-weeks of paid, hands-on work experience in wildlife conservation, recreation, and environmental education.
For the first 5 weeks of Flight Crew 2020, Crew Members will receive training in water conservation, wildlife conservation, and land restoration and will participate in local conservation projects. Crew Members will network with environmental organization professionals and explore career opportunities. In addition, Crew Members will utilize the conservation knowledge gained to learn how to facilitate environmental education programs. This will allow Crew Members to become stewards of tomorrow by educating others about conservation issues in our region.
For the final 3 weeks, Members will transition into a role serving as camp counselors for Little Creek Summer Camp (LCSC). Flight Crew Members will utilize their experiences and training to facilitate outdoor education programs to youth ranging from 3rd to 5th grade in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Crew Members will enthusiastically help campers develop their outdoor skills through activities like turtle tracking, archery, campfire cooking, canoeing, nature hikes, and more. Working in small group settings, the Crew Members will serve as a positive role model, have a genuine interest in the campers, foster the campers’ curiosity of nature and the outdoors, and create fond and lasting memories of a real summer camp experience.
Part One (June 8th-July 3rd)
Part Two (July 6th-July 31st)