The Youth Science Ambassador Program connects youth with their local ocean environment, ocean data, and place-based Indigenous knowledge. Training provided.
- Present in classroom to students about ocean literacy and the work that Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) does
- Explore the connection between ocean science and Indigenous knowledge
- Connect students and educators with ONC’s observatories and data
- Assist with ocean data collection and local science projects
- Act as a local contact for students and community members interested in the ocean and Ocean Networks Canada
Desired Skills and Qualities
- Passionate about Indigenous knowledge and its connection to science
- Experience working with youth and/or children
- Ability to work independently
- Experience working with Indigenous communities
- Excellent communication skills
- Willing and able to travel
- Combinations of education and experience will be considered
ONC hires Youth Science Ambassador positions in the following communities:
- Port Alberni, BC
- Campbell River, BC
- Victoria, BC
- Prince Rupert, BC
- Kitamaat Village, BC
- Pacheedaht , BC
- T’Sou-ke, BC
The Youth Science Ambassadors will collaborate with each other across regions. Contact us for current openings. The position will require a paid training and orientation period in Victoria, BC. Some travel will be required. Travel expenses will be provided. Applicants must be 18-30 years old.
To apply submit a short cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly identify the community of which you have knowledge.