Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing conservation, natural resource management, and emergency response work.

Our goals are to help young people from diverse backgrounds become more connected to the environment, engaged in conservation, involved in the community, and prepared for future employment. We realize our mission and accomplish our goals through initiatives for youth and young adults:

Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa St Paul, MN, USA
Nov 11, 2020
Full time
Youth Outdoors leaders serve February-December leading crews of Saint Paul and Minneapolis youth in environmental education and community service projects after-school and on Saturdays.  In addition to completing environmental restoration projects, education curriculum is taught that helps youth build practical skills, connect to the natural environment, become active citizens and prepare for meaningful careers. The program focuses on youth development and job training, with environmental conservation as a learning vehicle. While not leading youth, members will be part of an AmeriCorps field crew that involves physically-challenging, team-oriented outdoor service projects while learning about the environment and networking with natural resource professionals. Projects sites are located throughout the state, including urban settings and extreme wilderness. Service work is performed almost exclusively outdoors and may involve camping for several days at a time.  Corpsmembers...