Seward Park Audubon Center wants to collaborate with you to bring environmental justice to our local communities. In this program, you'll have the opportunity to make a big impact in conservation and advocate for climate change action and sustainability.
Our program offers 3 different cohort opportunities:
- Conservation, fieldwork, and research: As a team, you will have the opportunity to participate in reforestation events through the Green Seattle Partnership. Together we’ll develop an experiment, research objective, or conservation project and conduct fieldwork to test our hypothesis.
Journalism, PR, social media, blogging, and storytelling: Students in this cohort will be the chroniclers and reporters of the program. You’ll be in charge of the program’s blog where you’ll journal about our other cohorts, you’ll have an opportunity to create your own think pieces and enact social media campaigns. You'll be encouraged to write articles for newspapers and other media. We’ll consult with you when we put together our policy and outreach campaign and you’ll oversee our photography and video editing for all media. Essentially, you’re the program's PR manager.
Policy, community outreach and action: In this cohort, we will build a grassroots campaign that involves our local community. We will bring our climate action and conservation lobbying interests, petitions, and community outreach advocacy to the State’s Legislature and meet with our representatives to advance environmental justice, conservation, and climate change action.
Cohorts meet on the first and third Saturday of the month. You’ll earn service-learning credits and participate in environmental justice campaigns and meaningful conservation efforts in your local community. We’ll go to amazing locations together where you’ll meet young conservation professionals who represent ethnic and cultural diversity and include LGBTQIA+ identities. Through the duration of the program, you’ll build leadership skills that will help you navigate the career path of your choosing, while creating a more equitable world, a world that has restorative justice, community and environmental stewardship at its forefront. At the end of the program, we will have a Summit to celebrate our accomplishments. We will present the projects that we worked on to a panel of Luminaries and Advisors.