GRUNT Applications Available; Program Offered To Sophomores And Juniors

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GRUNT (Greenpaces Restoration & Urban Naturalist Team) is a volunteer environmental science and job skills program that connects youth to nature and environmental careers.

During our 10 Saturday sessions, participants go on exciting environmental adventures, conduct real scientific research and try out 5 different environmental jobs.  All successful GRUNT graduates are guaranteed paid summer work with the Youth Conservation Crew or Nature Day Camp. Teens volunteer a total of 65 hours and if the school allows it they can obtain credit for their volunteer work.

Application is due by February 21, 2018.

GRUNT Webpage – www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/grunt

Who Can Apply?

Teens in grades 10 and 11.  We encourage teens of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and abilities to apply.  GRUNT will provide a positive learning & community experience for English Language Learners.  Applicants should be able to walk up to 3 miles on uneven surfaces and enjoy learning about nature, science and being outdoors. Undocumented youth are welcome to participate in the volunteer component of the program.

How Does a Student Get Accepted?

We interview every single person who has turned in a complete application.  Interviews will be held in early March.  Interviews can be conducted in English or Spanish. Somali and other languages may be accommodated. We just need to know ahead of time.    We select up to 12 youth to participate.

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