Project Information

Habitat Restoration with War in the Pacific National Historical Park
George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Southern High School, Tiyan High, J.P. Torres Alternative School
Education, Environment Stewardship, Marine Sciences*
Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, History, Computer Education, JROTC, Psychology , Chamorro
Outside of School
09/21/2016
Project Ended
Lisa M. Aguon
Basic Information
Description
  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park and Pacific Historic Parks
    11/12/2016
    Lisa M. Aguon
    01/14/2017
    3
    10/07/2016
    25
    13+
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    The Habitat Restoration and Site Grounds work students/volunteers will assist park staff in cleaning predetermined sections of park units. Physical activities would include hiking, walking, bending and lifting objects no heavier than 10-20 lbs. Main duties of the volunteer will include but are not limited to: - Listening to and abiding by safety regulations. - Picking up different types of litter in a designated area. - Sorting recyclable materials and other debris for proper disposal. - Using a shovel or rake to clean designated areas. - Loading and unloading tools, equipment or materials.

    Career Pathway/Field

    -Gain experience performing work in the wage trades and management/ operational tasks associated with managing public lands. - Personal enrichment and experience working with Pacific Historic Parks, a non-profit organization, an AmeriCorps DOI/VISTA Member, and National Park Service rangers.

    - Contribute to beautifying the community and limiting the negative impacts of litter on the environment.

    - Accessory participation in a variety of national park events such as special interpretive events, large scale volunteer projects and other special events.

    Objective

    The students/volunteers will help to improve their public lands, understand the cause and effect of illegal dumping and littering on the environment and our community, develop a responsible attitude and habits to protect the beauty of our island environment by disposing of waste properly and thinking about limiting the amount of waste we generate. Students/volunteers will be able to disseminate information from the experience and serve as positive role models or environmental stewards to help spread awareness of responsible waste disposal and cultivate recycling habits.

    Instructions

    Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired:  - Ability to follow directions and safety protocols. - Willingness to learn new things.  It is required that you attend a short presentation at 9 am to introduce you to the park's mission and discuss job safety prior to the clean-up activity. Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Please bring a refillable water bottle, as we will have a location for you to fill it and stay hydrated. We also recommend that you wear a hat, sunscreen and a long sleeved shirt to protect you from sun exposure.

    OF301a Volunteer Agreement form must be signed by a parent or guardian for anyone under the age of 18, those documents are attached for you to print and turn in via email or at the site. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE 301A FORM IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.

    Warnings/Notices

    • Plan on getting dirty.
    • It will most likely be hot, but it may also rain on us.
    • You may be exposed to sharp glass and metal, but we are providing gloves for your protection.

    Issue Area

    The National Park Service struggles to maintain our parks to the highest level for the public

    Agency Description

    War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) is the western most park of all the National Park Service units. It was created to honor all those who participated in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II and to conserve and to interpret the natural, scenic, and historic values and objects on the island of Guam.

    With over 1000 acres of submerged lands and 800 acres of public lands, the park units serve as the opportune environment to increase the awareness of conservation of a variety of animal and plant species and their habitats on land and underwater. War in the Pacific National Historical Park�¢â‚¬â�¢s dedication to educating the community on Guam about the park�¢â‚¬â�¢s mission and valuable resources has been an ongoing endeavor.
    Over the years working in collaboration with Pacific Historic Parks, the parks non-profit cooperating association, with the addition of a partnership with AmeriCorps DOI/VISTA (Department of Interior/Volunteers in Service to America), educational programs have exponentially enhanced the parks missions, presence, and contributions to the island community of Guam.

    Point of Contact Informations

    Point of Contact:

    Lisa M. Aguon

    DOI/VISTA, Service-Learning Coordinator

    Email: service.learning.doivista@gmail.com

    Phone: 477-7279 EXT. 1018

    Comments about the Project Location

      DATES:

     December 10, 2016 (Apaca Point-Agat)  and January 14, 2017 (Asan Park).

    TIME: 9-Noon