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Maine Conservation Corps Member Invited to Attend Natural Leaders Summit

June 4th, 2009

 

Augusta- Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) environmental educator Rebecca Martin has been selected to attend the Natural Leaders Summit June 5-7 in San Francisco, CA.  Martin is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with the MCC at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta Lakes & Watersheds. 

The Natural Leaders Network (NLN) invited youth leaders focused on getting kids outdoors to apply to attend this 3-day strategic planning and leadership development event.  Martin was one of only 30 individuals selected by a diverse panel representing youth, education, government and academia.

When she returns to Maine after the summit, Martin plans to do a presentation to the MCC’s other environmental educators about what she learned and how they can incorporate those skills into teaching children and encouraging them to spend more time outside.

The Maine Conservation Corps is a grantee of the Maine Commission for Community Service which has been the funder for AmeriCorps programs in the state for more than 15 years.  To learn more about the Maine Conservation Corps, please visit http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc/

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine\'s volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov.