Kortright - Citizen Science and Stewardship Volunteer

SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:

The Kortright Centre Citizen Science and Stewardship program is seeking volunteers to assist with the identification and monitoring of pollinator species in newly restored meadows.  Monitoring sessions occur during the months of May – October 2018 and take about 1 hour to complete. The data collected will help with the monitoring of pollinator diversity in  several new pollinator habitats at the Kortright Centre. Invasive species removal opportunities will also be available throughout the season with further training and supervision. Volunteers must attend a volunteer training session and commit to volunteering for a minimum of 3 days during the season.  Occupational Health and Safety is a major responsibility of this position.
No experience is required for this position as training will be provided for all citizen science and stewardship requirements.  

Volunteers can also receive useful perks, such as a letter of reference or recognition from TRCA, a chance to earn TRCA Park Passes, entry into the TRCA reciprocal agreement program (after a number of minimum hours worked), earn volunteer hours for school, and opportunities to participate in TRCA volunteer events and workshops.

TRAINING SESSION:

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Kortright Centre for Conservation Visitors Centre

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Environmental knowledge or interest with a focus on pollinators and invasive species.
  • Willing to calmly observe and safely interact with insects (pollinators).
  • Enjoy communicating with others and working as a team.
  • Interest in environmental monitoring.
  • Comfortable walking approximately 1km and working outdoors.
  • Strong observation skills.
  • Access to a smartphone or tablet with GPS capabilities for data collection an asset.

SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS:

1. Participate in the training session on Sunday, April 22 at 10am
2. Observe and collect data on pollinators their locations, using a data collection mobile app independently
3. Assist with the identification and removal of invasive plant species under the supervision of staff
4. Continuously adhere to all TRCA safety policies
5. Participate at a minimum of 3 days during the season

For more information email Skye Vandenberg, Environmental Educator at skye.vandenberg@trca.on.ca

Click here to fill out an online application!
 

Division: 
Education, Training and Outreach
Location: 
9550 Pine Valley Drive , Ontario
Closing date: 
Apr 22, 2018