Posted by SEEDS on May 17 , 2021 - 03:36 pm
Apply for the Fun, Stay for the Mission!
Get paid to be outside with SEEDS EcoCorps!
SEEDS EcoCorps is gearing up for an exciting season! Examples of upcoming project locations include:
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
- North Country Trail
- Manistee National Forest
We are currently looking to hire adults (as young as 16) in Traverse City, Saginaw, and other parts of Northwestern Michigan. SEEDS EcoCorps is an experiential green collar career exploration program that provides job training, marketable skills, and the opportunity to “earn while you learn.” EcoCorps crew members gain hands-on work experience while serving their local communities and helping to restore, beautify, and preserve natural habitats in Michigan.
NEW APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY: SEEDS EcoCorps crew members can now apply for a landscape management technician apprenticeship! The program includes paid on-the-job training including:
- Green construction
- Site restoration
- Leadership skills
- Plant identification
- Safe equipment handling education
- And more
The program is 2,000 hours (one year or the equivalent of) and once complete apprentices will receive a national credential as a landscape management technician along with other certificates of completion. This innovative green-collar U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship is made possible by a partnership between Northwest Michigan Works! and SEEDS EcoCorps. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Inspire youth with SEEDS After School!
Working with kids is an investment in the future. We supply thousands of engaging student contact hours each year. Our favorite things to do are hands-on ecoSTEM activities that use art and social-emotional learning for children in grades K-12. Healthy cooking, going green, being outside, and other life skills are all great subjects for STEM learning and art. Our programs are in:
- Benzie Central High School
- Benzie Central Middle School
- Betsie Valley Elementary School
- Brethren Middle School
- Cherry Street Intermediate School
- Fife Lake Elementary School
- Forest Area Middle School
- Kaleva Norman Dickson Elementary School
- Marion Elementary School
- Mesick Elementary School (Floyd M. Jewett)
- Rapid City Elementary School