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First Name
Judith (Jude)
Last Name
Rubin
Location
Port Townsend
Organization
Northwest Watershed Institute (NWI) and Shooting Star Farm (SSF)
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Agriculture and Food Services
Education and Training
Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
Outdoors Experience
Social Services and Non Profit
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Science
Language Arts
I am interested in working with schools in my area
Yes
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
High School
High School Senior Projects
9th Grade Community Mentoring Program
Available for classroom presentations
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Internships
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
Shooting Star Farm: An Senior Project might be to join as a member of the work-trade CSA, working on the farm 6 hours per month, and eating food from it for a school year, or perhaps taking on one of the farm systems, such as composting. A student would be mentored, and could then write up results or make a video.

The Plant-a-thon involves five local schools in planting 3,000 trees per year. This event offers training opportunities in event organization, restoration ecology, teaching interactive classroom ecology lessons, teen crew leadership and more. I would welcome a ""student organizer"" from PTHS or The Chimacum Pi Program.
You have indicated an expertise in Agriculture and Food Services
In October 2014 I began building Shooting Star Farm, a community-based orchard and work-share CSA. It is located in Port Townsend. An interesting Senior Project might be to join as a member, working on the farm and eating food from it for a school year, or perhaps taking on one of the farm systems, such as composting. A student would be mentored, and could then write up results or make a video...
You have indicated an expertise in Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
My background & training are in ecology, botany, native restoration, freshwater salmon habitat, and have taken up study in ocean acidification. As part of my job as Stewardship Director for Northwest Watershed Institute, I run The Plant-a-thon, which involves local schools in planting 3,000 trees per year. This event offers training opportunities in event organization,teaching interactive classroom ecology lessons restoration ecology, teen crew leadership and more. I would welcome a "student org
You have indicated an expertise in Outdoors Experience
Camping, canoeing, kayaking, basic outdoor survival skills, gardening, gleaning fruit.
You have indicated an expertise in Social Services and Non Profit
Have worked on staff & boards for 25 years in non-profit and agency sectors. Experience in project management, event coordination, research, grant writing, etc.