July 2010 Corpsmember of the Month
Reason Corpsmember was selected: Megan was selected for her exemplary work on CCNB's Project ReGeneration summer youth program. She has consistently led great teams and provided excellent leadership to her crew. She is a resource for her fellow supervisors and AmeriCorps members.
Leadership roles at CCNB: Megan is the Assistant Crew Leader on Team 3 in Project ReGeneration this year.
Skills training received at CCNB: Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteer Coordination, Event Planning, Recycling Education, Lesson Planning, CPR, First Aid, Corps-to-Career (resume writing, cover letter writing, and interview skills), Group Management, Teamwork, and Naturalist Skills
Corpsmember’s favorite project: Megan really enjoyed the Americorps All Team Day at the Sonoma Ecology Center. Planting 88 large oak trees in one day was hard work, but totally worth it. She can't wait to go back in 10, or even 20 years, to see how large they are.
Favorite educational component: Learning about soil at the Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden. She never realized how awesome and important dirt is! Megan also enjoyed learning about the extremely different ecosystems that exist from one area of California to the next. Oh and she loved learning from the Project ReGeneration kids; their excitement and knowledge always surprised her.
Favorite aspect of working at CCNB: The learning opportunities that present themselves everyday, whether it is her doing the teaching or the learning. She's also enjoyed traveling around Marin and Sonoma counties discovering the sweet natural areas.
Corpsmember’s future plans: Megan always wants to be working outdoors, maybe to become a naturalist doing outdoor education for all ages. Perhaps go to grad school one day to learn more about plants.
What did Corpsmember do before joining CCNB? Finishing her undergraduate in environmental studies from the University of Utah and sharing her love of the environment and dance.
Why did Corpsmember join CCNB? To experience life outside of her home and learn more about farming and outdoor education.
How has CCNB changed your life? Working here has given her skills she will always need and taught Megan to face her challenges head on and just do it rockafella!
What life lessons has the Corpsmember learned from the experience? Mainly to always be yourself, it is so important! Also, to always remember to walk what you talk, and never forget the interconnectedness of the world.
Any advice for young people wanting to join CCNB? Always have an open mind and question everything presented to you!
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from this experience? Once again to always be true to who you are!
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