The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is the new host organization for AmeriCorps Project GEOS, a ten-month national service program in environmental education and outreach. Project GEOS stands for Growing Environmental Opportunities through Service.

Our program seeks to reconnect people with the outdoors and to develop future leaders in conservation. AmeriCorps members in Project GEOS will develop service projects that help remove barriers to environmental education throughout North Carolina, as well as help expand the diversity of backgrounds among conservation leaders in the state.

We offer a living stipend, health insurance, childcare assistance, and professional development opportunities. Participants who complete the program will receive an education award of $5,730. Applicants should be able to commit to the entire 10-month program year, which runs from March 30, 2015, to January 30, 2016.

 Project GEOS has four goals:

1. Make environmental education more accessible to diverse audiences
2. Provide tools for people from diverse backgrounds to become future leaders in conservation
3. Build bridges between conservation groups and communities
4. Connect more North Carolinians to the outdoors

Members of Project GEOS will be based across the state (see map below) at one of 14 host sites:

Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
Keep Durham Beautiful
NC Coastal Federation
Pamlico-Tar River Foundation
The LandTrust for Central NC
Piedmont Triad Regional Council
NCSU Sustainability Office
MarineQuest (at UNC-Wilmington)
Balsam Mountain Trust
Alliance Medical Ministry
The Conservation Fund
Durham Public Schools Hub Farm
Wake County Soil & Water Conservation District

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