Chitactac Adams Heritage County Park
The mission of the Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Department is to provide, protect, and preserve regional parklands for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.
The vision of the Santa Clara County Park and Recreation Department is to provide a sustainable system of diverse regional parks, trails and natural areas that connects people with the natural environment, supports healthy lifestyles, offers outstanding visitor experiences that renew the human spirit, while balancing recreation opportunities with the protection of natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources. Since the first County parkland was acquired in 1924, the Santa Clara County park system has grown to include 29 regional parks encompassing nearly 48,000 acres of land.
Needs this semester: Students will join staff from the park’s interpretation and outdoor recreation team in the development and delivery of educational materials and school field trip activities designed for third-fourth grade teachers and their students.
- For California History class students: School Field Trips—College students will assist park staff and docents in the facilitation of educational activities during school field trips. Field trip activities take place outdoors at three different stations focused on: (1) Native Plants and their Uses, (2) Wildlife, Hunting, and Tools, and (3) Community and Culture. Students will be asked to help lead demonstrations and hands-on activities such as spear throwing, acorn processing, staves game, cordage making, storytelling, plant identification, and wildlife observation. A maximum of 3 students per day are needed in three-hour blocks on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Students will be asked to commit to a 3-hour training session followed by a weekly shift (same day each week) from 9:30am-12:30pm at Chitactac Adams Heritage County Park. College students are supervised and are not alone with kids at any time.
Who should apply:
The ideal college student likes working with kids and is comfortable speaking in front of small groups of children. Students must commit to a weekly shift at the park, and arrive on time on same day each week. Bilingual students are encouraged to apply. No Livescan or TB test required.
Who should not apply:
No drug/alcohol use. Students with no experience working with kids may not be selected by this agency.
Orientation is mandatory to complete service at this site.
Orientation is on September 17, 8:30am-12:30pm.
Address: Chitactac Adams Heritage County Park, 10001 Watsonville Rd.
Students need to RSVP to Jan by Friday 9/14. There is a possibility the location could be rescheduled in the event of an unexpected forest fire or heavy rain or other environmental factors. Without and RSVP, they can't contact the students to let them know where the new location is.
Contact: Janet Shriner 408.846.5632, firstname.lastname@example.org