Conservation Ambassador Program – Seniors Initiative

May 16, 2019
By: admin

Conservation Ambassador Program: Seniors Initiative

Are you 55 years of age or older and interested in helping to increase engagement on conservation action in your community? If you answered yes, then the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has an exciting opportunity for you!

As part of our new Conservation Ambassador Program – Seniors Initiative, CPAWS Northern Alberta wants to team up with seniors in and around Edmonton to develop an outreach program that specifically targets seniors to actively engage in local environmental issues.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a CPAWS representative at outreach events.
  • Identify and schedule outreach opportunities within your community (possibilities include seniors centres, community leagues, local events, or even a potluck or bbq). We will help you with this.
  • Foster local partnerships with senior communities to conduct outreach activities.
  • Contribute to a positive brand image in the community.
  • Report on program reach and effectiveness.
  • Attend monthly group check-ins over the summer. Frequency of check-ins for non-summer months will be determined by need

Qualifications and Skills

• Personal desire to make a lasting impact in your community and to take action on conservation issues.
• Ability to speak in front of an audience.
• Friendly, approachable and enthusiastic personality.
• Knowledge of local conservation issues (asset).

Instructions to Submit your Application

Please forward your contact information (first and last name, phone number) to [email protected] with the subject line titled “Interest in Conservation Ambassador Program – Seniors Initiative”.

CPAWS Northern Alberta Conservation Ambassadors

Sherry_Conservation_Ambassador_2019

Sherry Reynolds, Conservation Ambassador

What is your favorite thing to do in nature?

    • To walk by the ravine and look at the birds. Also, just sit and enjoy the scenery!

What is your favorite part of Edmonton?

    • The River Valley

Why did you become a conservation ambassador?

    • Because I am very passionate about the caribou and their future in the Boreal forest. Also, I am concerned about our water. 
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Rhonda Smith, Conservation Ambassador

What is your favorite thing to do in nature?

    • Camp, hike, bird watching and plant identification

What is your favorite part of Edmonton?

    • River Valley Trails                                                                    

Why did you become a conservation ambassador?

    • Become more informed about nature organizations and to participate in conservation
Arlene_Conservation Ambassador

Arlene Lander, Conservation Ambassador

What is your favorite thing to do in nature?

    • Hiking, camping, bird and animal watching

What is your favorite part of Edmonton?

    • The River Valley, festivals, theatre, and musical performances like the Symphony and Citadel

Why did you become a conservation ambassador?

    • Because I love nature and wish to halt development in natural areas
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