Lopez Island Summer Event Series

Registration 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Lopez Island summer event details and registration page! 

The Lopez Island Youth Conservation Corps had remained a community staple in youth engagement and programming. We offer a hands-on, outdoor stewardship program for students age 12-18. Projects include trail construction, habitat restoration, scientific monitoring and more, with collaborating partners include federal, state and local organizations. In previous years, the YCC program has run an 8 week summer season June-August performing work on  public land in collaboration with community organization where students are paid an end-of-season stipend for the hard work over the program. Our program provides a healthy mix of field science, natural and cultural history, leadership skills training, weekly themed curricula and high-impact service projects. In 2022, we are trying something a bit different on Lopez with a focus on capacity building and reconnecting with the Lopez community. Instead of our weekly 8-week long season, we are holding a 8-part weekly event series, focusing on high-impact FUN events promoting environmental stewardship and hands-on learning while partnering with a variety of local organizations.

 

Events are free and students will be paid a $30 stipend per event. Registration is limited to 15 students, we must have 6 students registered to hold the event. Register for all, or just one! Each event is focused on a weekly theme and working with a community partner and guest educator.

 

Weekly Events
Friday, July 8th, 10am-2pm: Art & Environmentalism

  • Guest Educator: Nikyta Palmisani, The ReMakery

  • Drop-off/Pick up location: The ReMakery (37 Weeks Point Way #10, Lopez Island, WA 98261)

  • What will students be working on? 

    • Students will meet at the Remakery and work with Nikyta to create ...... (details TBD)​

 

Friday, July 8th, 10am-2pm: Art & Environmentalism

  • Guest Educator: Nikyta Palmisani, The ReMakery

  • Drop-off/Pick up location: The ReMakery (37 Weeks Point Way #10, Lopez Island, WA 98261)

  • What will students be working on? 

    • Students will meet at the Remakery and work with Nikyta to create ...... (details TBD)​

Friday, July 15th, 10am-2pm: Forest & Fire Ecology (other ICC members???)

  • Guest Educator: Nathan Donnelly, Nick Teague & BLM Management + Sam Barr?

  • Drop-off/Pick up location: BLM Land??

  • What will students be working on? 

    • Outdoor survivalist workshop & fire/forest education, fuel clearing

Friday, July 22nd, 10am-2pm: Community-focused Agriculture

  • Guest Educator: Owners and staff at Midnight's Farm

  • Drop-off/Pick up location: Midnight's Farm (3042 Center Rd Lopez Island, WA 98261)

  • What will students be working on? 

    • Learning about community agriculture, food management, slow food movement

Friday, July 29th, 10am-2pm: Endangered Species Preservation

  • Guest Educator: Tyler Porter, USFW Biologist & Nick Teague

  • Drop-off/Pick up location: Nick and Susy's plot & Labyrinth

  • What will students be working on? 

    • Learn about species resilience, importance of community engagement in endangered species recovery, participate in maintaining and learning about Island Marble Butterfly habitat plots, and how you can help preserve this species long into the future!

Friday, August 5th, 10am-2pm: Localized food systems

  • Guest Educator: Axle

  • Drop-off/Pick up location: Food Bank/LIFRC

  • What will students be doing? 

    • Tour the Food Bank, learn about food insecurity and local food systems, and participate in community outreach and messaging.

Friday, August 12th, 10am-2pm: Developing Sense of Place

  • Guest Educator: Amanda Wedow (San Juan County Land Bank) and Kari Koski 

  • Drop-off/Pick up location: Land Bank property

  • What will students be doing? 

    • Trails 101, Nature walk, map creation etc. 

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

  • Age 12 - 18 or entering grades 7 - 12 in Fall 2022. If you do not fit within this category, or have further questions about YCC please contact our Coordinator directly at kelsey@sjicd.org

  • Able to attend each day of activities (Mon-Thurs, ~10am-3pm, time subject to change) in its entirety and miss a limited number of days throughout the season

  • Personal transportation to daily work sites is required - YCC does not have access to van transport for students at this time for the 2022 season.

APPLICANT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work as a cooperative, respectful and kind member of a team at all times. YCC has a zero tolerance policy for disrespect, unsafe behavior, and bullying of any kind

  • Participate in training and work days with a youth crew and adult leaders

  • Become proficient in the safe handling of hand tools

  • Learn first aid response and outdoor safety techniques

  • Develop an environmental stewardship ethic

  • Be willing to work hard and try new things

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the application and/or activity fee, please reach out to Kelsey@sjicd.org.