AmeriCorps has an opening at Sea Resources in Chinook, Wash., for an environmental science educator. The position entails working closely with the Sea Resources Education Program coordinator to develop and deliver hands-on (and frequently outdoor) after-school environmental education programs, teaching and assisting staff with large group field trips. Free housing is available for the AmeriCorps member at the Sea Resources site.

AmeriCorps is looking for people to fill other six-month and full year positions in Washington and Oregon. Projects focus on restoring watersheds, mentoring at-risk youth, setting up school recycling programs, teaching environmental education, engaging volunteers in service and community gardening. Positions are open in Longview, Vancouver and six other Washington communities, and in Hillsboro, Portland and 10 other Oregon communities.

The full-time member and leader positions start in January, February, April and October. Applicants must be 18 or older; a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident with a high school diploma or equivalent by completion of service term.

AmeriCorps positions are available through Northwest Service Academy

(www.northwestserviceacademy.org), an AmeriCorps program administered by Educational Service District 112, which serves the greater Columbia River Basin. More information is available on the Web at www.northwestserviceacademy.org or contact Bonny Cushman at

(bonny.cushman@esd112.org) or (360)750-7500, ext. 378.

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