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First Name
Joost
Last Name
Besijn
Location
Port Townsend
Organization
Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Board
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Agriculture and Food Services
Information Technology, Web and Software Development
Law and Public Service
Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Science
I am interested in working with schools in my area
Yes
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Higher Education
High School Senior Projects
Available for classroom presentations
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisorship (longer term commitment)
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Internships
Apprenticeships
Job Shadowing
Document Review (business or research plans)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
As a county government agency we frequently work with other county and city departments and there are opportunities for students to learn and help us in our mission.

We manage data using GIS to conduct county weed surveys and help determine where is the highest need. We also introduced a phone app that will allow users to send in locations of new noxious weeds that can be added to the map. Training in GIS offered as well as opportunities to help develop more tools for community.

We work with landowners, businesses, and local government to help them develop custom plans to manage lands ecologically and weed free.

We conduct surveys and manage scientific data for noxious weeds to help determine where highest needs are and learn what is happening ecologically year to year.


You have indicated an expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
We conduct surveys and manage scientific data for noxious weeds to help determine where highest needs are and learn what is happening ecologically year to year.
You have indicated an expertise in Agriculture and Food Services
Helping farmers manage lands by removing noxious weeds in a variety of ways. Opportunities to help learn how to manage lands sustainably and ecologically, and to help develop new programs.
You have indicated an expertise in Information Technology, Web and Software Development
We manage data using GIS to conduct county weed surveys and help determine where is the highest need. We also introduced a phone app that will allow users to send in locations of new noxious weeds that can be added to the map. Training in GIS offered as well as opportunities to help develop more tools for community.
You have indicated an expertise in Law and Public Service
As a county government agency we frequently work with other county and city departments and there are opportunities for students to learn and help us in our mission
You have indicated an expertise in Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
We work with landowners, businesses, and local government to help them develop custom plans to manage lands ecologically and weed free.