NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This announcement is not a request for applications.
This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to award a task agreement under a previously competed or single source justified
master cooperative agreement.
15:931 Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations 15:931 Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations A.
Project Goals – The overarching goal of this task agreement is to equip and encourage a young adult to pursue a career in resource stewardship education by providing relevant work experience, education, and training.
This task agreement specifies a partnership project between the NPS and the SCA and entails placement of a youth intern at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center (FAPLIC) to promote public lands and resource stewardship through educational programming.
The internship supports free educational programs related to safe and responsible outdoor recreation, natural and cultural history of Alaska, land management agency careers paths.
FAPLIC programs serve diverse audiences from the urban center of Fairbanks, Alaska and remote Alaska Native villages.
Project Objectives – • The intern will learn and apply effective practices in curriculum and instruction, including how to adapt lessons and activities for diverse audiences, by assisting the FAPLIC Lead Education Specialist and other partners with outdoor and classroom-based education programs for Kindergarten through 12th grade youth.
• The intern will gain outdoor leadership experience and abilities, including awareness of best practices in risk management, agency policies related to safety and communications, and building and maintaining a cohesive team during multi-day camping-based education programs in remote locations.
• The intern will increase awareness of resource management and conservation careers by interacting with NPS personnel representing multiple divisions and programs and collaborating with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and Tribal, non-profit, and university entities on mutually beneficial programs.
• The intern will become aware of NPS organization, mission, history, culture, initiatives, and activities at the program, park, regional, and national levels.
• The intern will complete formal training sessions on multiple relevant topics, potentially including NPS Operational Leadership, Basic First Aid/CPR/AED or Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED, Bear Awareness, Defensive Driving, A-100 Aviation Safety, Interpretation Techniques, and orientation to Alaska’s national parks and other public lands, natural and cultural resources, and recreational opportunities and sites of interest.
• The intern’s services will enhance the reach, relevance, and effectiveness of FAPLIC’s interpretive and educational programming by directly contributing to the success of three or more multi-day special summer programs and assisting with routine education and outreach programs and activities as needed.
STATEMENT OF WORK SUMMARY The intern will assist FAPLIC’s Lead Education Specialist in coordinating and implementing indoor and outdoor resource-based education programs in Fairbanks, Alaska and in remote field locations.
The specific internship duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assist with preparation, logistics, and instruction for North for Science!, an immersive, eight-day/seven-night summer science education and camping program for middle school-aged youth along the Dalton Highway Corridor; • Assist with preparation, logistics, and instruction for Family C.A.M.P.
(Camping Adventures with My Parents), a learn-to-camp program for urban and military families from Fairbanks, Alaska and its environs; • Assist with planning, coordinating, and instructing K-12 education programs and field trips on-site at FAPLIC; • Inventory, organize, and maintain educational materials and supplies; • Collaborate with NPS and other agency personnel from multiple divisions and programs to implement resource conservation and education events, activities, and projects; • Complete formal and informal orientation, training, and certification sessions on topics including wildlife and other outdoor safety considerations; minimum impact camping and hiking; First Aid/CPR/AED; Alaska’s public lands and land management agencies, their missions, and current issues; natural and cultural resources of interior and northern Alaska; current arctic and sub-arctic scientific research and monitoring studies; and NPS operations associated with FAPLIC, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve; • Travel to public land units, possibly including Yukon-Charley National Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, and/or Denali National Park and Preserve to implement programs; and • Perform general education program support duties to further national, regional, and park-level strategies and initiatives aimed at cultivating the next generation of public lands visitors, stewards, advocates, and employees.