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Forest Service seeking volunteers for Winter Trek Express 2011

By ThisIsReno

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is looking for volunteers to assist with the Winter Trek Express environmental education program for fifth-graders beginning Jan. 10 through Mar. 31, 2011.

This three-hour environmental education program takes place at 9,000 feet elevation at the Heavenly MountainResort via the Gondola.  U.S. Forest Service rangers lead the class through the wilderness to learn snowshoe skills and discover winter adapting animals.

This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals who wish to gain experience in the environmental education field and have a strong desire to work outdoors and give back to their community.  The ideal applicant should have experience working with children, good communication skills, an outgoing and friendly personality and the ability to commit to a minimum of one day a week for 12 weeks.  The Forest Service will provide a uniform, training and snowshoes if needed.  Volunteers should provide their own winterized boots.

Prospective volunteers should submit their resume electronically.  To learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity, contact Megan Johnson at 530-543-2694 or, beginning Jan. 3, 2011, Jean Norman, Winter Trek coordinator at 530-543-2673 or e-mail [email protected].

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