Outdoor & Environmental Education Jobs

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Shaver's Creek Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation.

Looking for an amazing springboard to a career in cultural/natural history and the environmental education professions? Working, learning and living at Penn State University's outdoor learning laboratory, Shaver's Creek Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation. Now accepting applications for Summer Season Interns through March 1st.

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresYou've just uncovered the best outdoor education programs in the country! Those who have a deep care for the earth and have a love for nature, the environment, education, and the outdoors—and sharing it with others—will find endless opportunities here.

Whether you'll be...
Leading educational canoe trips in a swamp forest
Teaching children about native wildlife of the area
Instructing outdoor education and recreation programs
Facilitating team building and challenge course activities
Coordinating living history and interpretive tours
Working with birds of prey or various wildlife
Assisting with environmental research projects
Developing environmental education programs that help to protect the integrity of our earth's natural ecosystems
... you'll receive valuable training, education and life experiences that will enhance both your career and connections with people and the environment.

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Everyday Encounters with Science.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion. OMSI is seeking multiple Camp Cooks who will be responsible for planning meals, buying food, and cooking for OMSI outdoor programs. This position requires living on-site during the spring and fall at one of OMSI's 3 outdoor science schools (Hancock Field Station, Pacific Marine Science School or Cascade Science School). During the summer months, Cooks prepare meals for weeklong residential camps, which may include traveling with the program. Cooks are responsible for ordering and shopping for food, cooking breakfasts and dinners, prepping for sack lunches, and cleaning all dishes used in the preparation of meals. Familiarity with vegetarian, nut free, gluten free and lactose free cooking is a must, as well as adaptability for other food allergies. Beginning cooks typically earn $60 per day, plus room and board during programming. Applicants must have at least a high school diploma and valid driver's license; culinary school or experience working in a residential education program is preferred. If this sounds like the perfect position, visit OMSI.edu/employment to apply! Seasonal positions are available from February–October; Special Projects positions are scheduled form March–June and September–October. Applications accepted through February 28, 2015.

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OMSI is seeking Camp Cooks who will be responsible for planning meals, buying food, and cooking for OMSI outdoor programs.

Are you flexible, able to work within a budget, like to cook from scratch, have the ability to prepare healthy, tasty meals for a variety of ages and group sizes, and enjoy working in a close-knit community environment? OMSI is seeking Camp Cooks to work at spring/fall outdoor schools and at the residential camp during the summer months.

YMCA Camp MacLean has been proudly providing a wide variety of camping programs for children, teens and adults since 1941.

New Seasonal Outdoor Education and Weekend Program Staff at YMCA Camp MacLean! Located in southeastern Wisconsin, Camp MacLean strives to provide the best possible camp experience setting, showcasing 247 acres of natural woods, lakefront and fields that offers guests and campers the opportunity to explore and get back in touch with nature. Programs include resident summer camp, outdoor education, weekend campouts for adventure guides & scouts, family programs and much more. Outdoor Education Program Staff will instruct environmental lessons for middle school students, facilitate the team adventure course, skyway, high and low ropes, archery and other activity areas, implement evening recreation programs, and assist with weekend adventure programs, with a 5-day on, 2-day off work schedule. Weekend Program Staff will run various program sites (tobogganing, climbing tower, team course, waterfront boats crafts or archery) and assist with campfires and evening programs, working 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 1:00 p.m. Sunday. Compensation includes $275-$300/week for Outdoor Education staff, $60/day for Weekend staff and the wage for Summer Camp staff varies with position and experience. All staff will receive room and board and have access to laundry facilities and WiFi. Positions are available during the winter (January to March), spring (mid-March to mid-June), summer camp (mid-June to August) and fall (September to November). Applicants must be working towards or holding a degree in education, science, sociology, parks and recreation or related field. Experience with challenge and ropes courses preferred. Explore all job openings and apply online.

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Do you have a passion for the outdoors and sharing them with others?

YMCA Camp MacLean is looking for outgoing individuals who want to share their passion for learning and growing in the outdoors.

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and sharing them with others? YMCA Camp MacLean is looking for outgoing individuals who want to share their passion for learning and growing in the outdoors.

YMCA Camp Bernie offers a wide range of programs, from Outdoor Education to Weekend Retreats and Conferences to Summer Camps.New Program Instructor positions at YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray, NJ! Located in the Schooley Mountains of New Jersey, YMCA Camp Bernie offers weekend retreats and conferences, summer camp, and over 30 outdoor education programs that encourage a greater understanding of ourselves, our relationships, our environment and the responsibility we all share in protecting our resources. Now seeking energetic and engaging individuals to serve as Program Instructors who will provide quality customer service to all guests; represent the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, responsibility, and respect; and provide high quality programming to all participants. Key responsibilities include developing lesson plans based on provided curriculum, teaching and leading outdoor activities, and using positive techniques and re-direction to guide participants through all activities while creating a fun and engaging learning environment. Working up to 29 hours per week, your salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and a bachelor’s degree, or in-progress education, highly preferred. Prior work, volunteer or educational experience in environmental studies, education, camping or recreation is a plus, and certification in CPR/first aid, Archery and/or Lifeguarding is strongly preferred. Positions are from mid-March through mid-June, with opportunities to continue employment through the summer season. Individuals must be able to work both weekdays and weekends. To apply, email your resume to Debbie Barbieri.

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Can you represent the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, responsibility, and respect?

Would you LOVE to work outdoors teaching nature, hiking, climbing/ropes activities, boating, archery, survival, team building and crafts to kids and adults?

If you can represent the YMCA’s core values and would LOVE working outdoors teaching nature, hiking, climbing/ropes activities, boating, archery, survival, team building and crafts to kids and adults, YMCA Camp Bernie would like to talk to you!

The Community Sailing Center encourages and celebrates the responsible use and long-term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of the community.

New Sailing Instructor and Waterfront Jobs in Vermont! As the only Community Sailing Center in Vermont, CSC offers a variety of programs for the sailing and paddling enthusiast, with programs that range from recreational to racing, accommodating every sailor. Each year, CSC puts together a unique staff team who are passionate about water, recreation and community. Seasonal positions include:

The Head Sailing Instructor will coach the spring and fall high school sailing team and assist with managing and teaching all summer sailing programs.
The Waterfront Director is responsible for the waterfront team and the overall functionality of the office/boat rental programs.
The Summer Race Coach is responsible for running all Summer Race Team practices and attending all regattas.
Sailing Instructors will expose children and adults to the fundamentals of sailing and our natural environment in dinghies and keelboats.
The Waterfront Coordinator will work primarily in administering boat rentals to the public.

Benefits include compensation based on years of experience and certifications, unlimited access to all watercraft, discounts at local businesses and the opportunity to live in a vibrant town and work with great people! All applicants must have a CPR/first aid certification and boater’s license. Sailing Instructors are required to hold at least a Level 1 Small Boat certification; Head Instructor and Race Coach applicants need a minimum of a Level 2 certification. Positions have varied start/end dates from April through October. Visit CommunitySailingCenter.org to apply or connect with Jen Guimaraes for more info.

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Working for the Community Sailing Center is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to grow in the sailing industry or in customer service while working with a passionate group of sailors, paddlers, teachers and recreation enthusiasts.

When you're not at work the waterfront supports a number of activities from festivals to sailboat racing or you can visit the Green Mountains for hiking, mountain biking, or swimming.

Want to spend your summer working and playing on Lake Champlain, Vermont? Love to sail, swim, or paddle? Enjoy interacting with your community? Working for the Community Sailing Center is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to grow in the sailing industry or in customer service while working with a passionate group of sailors, paddlers, teachers and recreation enthusiasts.

A great staff is what any program is built upon! This is your chance to be a part of an exciting, growing program while working and living along the shores of beautiful Torch Lake and Arbutus Lake in Northwest Lower Michigan.

YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps provide fun, outdoor learning experiences that inspire personal growth, team building, and appreciation for our natural surroundings to youth of all ages.YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps provide fun, outdoor learning experiences that inspire personal growth, team building, and appreciation for our natural surroundings to youth of all ages. Acting as teacher, facilitator, mentor, chaperone, kitchen assistant and housekeeper, Experiential Environmental Education (E3) Naturalists will teach science classes such as forest and animal ecology, geology and earth education as well as adventure classes including orienteering and survival. CDL drivers or those interested in obtaining their CDL (at no cost) are also needed. Salary is dependent upon experience, but on average starts at $50/day (based on a 5-day work week). Additional compensation includes lodging and food (even when groups are not in residence!), and up to two paid weeks of hands-on training. There is potential for additional income with optional weekend work. A college degree and experience in challenge courses, team building, biology, and ecology is helpful, but not required. Positions are available during the spring (late March to early June; with the the potential for continued employment through the summer/fall) and fall (late August to mid-November; with possible winter extension). If you are flexible, fun, energetic, self-motivated, camper-centered, willing to learn and lead, and have experience working with children, apply now! HayoWentHa.org

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Spring Season+ Employment Alert
More to Explore!YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps is currently accepting E3 Naturalist applications for the spring season (two weeks of staff training will begin on March 30th with employment through June 9th). There are also several positions that will carry on through the summer/fall with an end date of November 15th.

This is your chance to be a part of an exciting, growing program while working and living along the shores of beautiful Torch Lake and Arbutus Lake in Northwest Lower Michigan.

The camp facilitates both low challenge team building activities and high challenge activities including a 50-foot climbing tower, zip line and two story Track and Trail High Ropes course.

Did you know?
YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps is the oldest single gender camp that has been on a single site in the world.
Torch Lake has been called by National Geographic the third most beautiful lake in the world.
The camp facilitates both low challenge team building activities and high challenge activities including a 50-foot climbing tower, zip line and two story Track and Trail High Ropes course.

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Alabama 4-H Science School and Raptor Trek – Alabama's Premier Bird of Prey Experience!

Working at the Alabama 4-H Science School is an amazing opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about environmental education, outdoor education and animal care!

Program in the Spotlight Located at the Alabama 4-H Center and its 264 acres of lush rolling woodlands along the banks of beautiful Lay Lake, the Alabama 4-H Science School provides hands-on, educational experiences that connect people of all ages to the natural world. Seasonal Instructors facilitate a wide range of environmental, outdoor and experiential education programs, including lake ecology, herpetology, canoeing, team building, climbing wall and challenge course. Other duties include animal care (raptors, reptiles and amphibians), program development and general maintenance of the facilities. Benefits include a salary of $290/week (paid monthly), fully furnished staff housing, meals when the dining room is in service, and an extensive 12-day staff educational training program, including animal care, Alabama Boating license online course reimbursement (with completion of Lifeguard training), and certification in CPR/first aid. Having a car to help get to work on colder/rainy days as well as for use to explore the great state in down time is preferred. Applicants must have a college degree in an outdoor-related field and a genuine interest in children and teaching, positive attitude, outgoing personality, well-developed communication skills and leadership abilities. Positions are available during the spring (mid-March to late May), summer (May 25th to August 24th) and fall (August 24th to December 11th). Preference is given to those who can make a 2+ season commitment. To begin the application process, email your resume and 3 professional references to Marisol Clark.

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Summer 2015 Employment Alert
4-HSS is currently accepting applications for Summer Instructors (May 25–August 21, 2015). Interviews/hiring will begin in March 2015.

Alabama 4-H Science School is seeking high energy, dedicated individuals with a passion for the outdoors and making a difference with kids.

Are you ready to take the next step and start building or expanding your foundation in environmental education, outdoor education and animal husbandry? The tremendous amount of learning and teaching opportunities at the Alabama 4-H Science School enables Seasonal Instructors to become well-equipped for most any position in the outdoor field.

McDowell Environmental Center connects people to the environment, teach respect for the earth and its beings and to promote a commitment to lifelong learning.Located in the heart of Alabama, Camp McDowell is home to the McDowell Environmental Center — a wonderful place to live and work! At MEC, Environmental Education Instructors will enjoy classrooms without walls spread out over 1,100+ acres and the adjoining Bankhead National Forest in which you will teach groups of up to 12 students from a variety of age levels and backgrounds on topics that include forest ecology, earth and water science, insects and wildlife, nature journalizing, Native American history, map and compass, low and high ropes, full day hikes and canoeing. Each week you'll also have the opportunity to lead evening programs that may include night hikes, live animal programs with raptors and reptiles, astronomy, and campfire programs. Adapting lesson plans to match your teaching style and program development is also encouraged. Compensation includes a stipend starting at $250/week, meals, private rooms with shared kitchen, laundry and living space (including screened-in porch with rocking chairs!), WiFi access, and an intensive two-week staff training. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, a fondness for getting your hands and feet dirty, and have maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. Positions are available during the spring (late January to May) and fall (late August to early December). If you are an awesome, enthusiastic teacher who loves children and sharing the natural world with them, email your cover letter, resume and references to Maggie Wade Johnston.

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McDowell Environmental Center is making the world a better place by educating tomorrow leaders about the natural world on which we depend.

McDowell Environmental Center is making the world a better place by educating tomorrow leaders about the natural world on which we depend. Connect people to the environment. Teach respect for the Earth and its beings. Promote a commitment to lifelong learning. MEC Instructors teach a curriculum that is hands-on and minds-on, giving students the greatest opportunity to learn about themselves and better understand our natural world.

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High Trails Outdoor Science School: Outdoor Education JobsDo Good and Fight the Man! High Trails is a residential outdoor education center that needs good people to teach 6th grade students. There are many choices in the country; here are several reasons why they're the best:

A Program Unique in California: As a small, upstart company who managed to jump into the big leagues of outdoor education, High Trails still maintains the spark that started it all. They believe they can fight the man, change the world and be happy all at the same time. They walk the fine line of telling you what to do and encouraging you to take ownership in the program.

A Corner of the Country that is Pretty Darn Cool: High Trails is based in Big Bear, the coolest mountain town in Southern California; no other outdoor ed center is based here. From mountains to deserts to beaches, with a little small town atmosphere close by and a lot of big city amenities within a couple of hours... pretty nice.

The High Trails Staff Website Tells it All: Need more details? Want so many details you will be overwhelmed? Check out their staff page and you'll see why they believe they're the most progressive place in the country. Give 'em a holler with questions or apply now.

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Through team building and adventure courses to plant study and astronomy, experience the magic and power of outdoor education that comes from becoming a High Trails Instructor. High Trails has four staff trainings during the school year: September is their largest training, with smaller trainings occurring in November, January, and March.

Pali Institute is a fast-paced and growing outdoor education program that constantly strives to deliver exciting outdoor curriculum for students in grades 4-12.Now seeking enthusiastic, outdoor-minded Instructors ready to live and work in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California! Pali Institute is a fast-paced and growing outdoor education program that constantly strives to deliver exciting outdoor curriculum for students in grades 4-12. This unique outdoor setting allows students to fully embrace the wonders of science, environmental ethics, outdoor skills, team building and leadership. Outdoor Education Instructors will teach a variety of classes during the day and then take on the role of cabin instructor with responsibilities during meals and at night. The curriculum covers a broad array of topics and activities such as alternative energy sources, building/launching rockets, squid dissection, outdoor cooking, skits, astronomy, team building sessions, low ropes course, three high ropes courses and zip lines. Compensation starts at $75/day in cabin ($55/day out-of-cabin), and includes off-site housing, 50% of health benefits after 90 days, pro-deal purchases, and easy access to all that Southern California has to offer. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, extensive experience in the camping and/or experiential education fields, be comfortable and confident supervising and teaching students in large and small groups and be able to have fun with kids, laugh at yourself and be silly! Positions typically run from early January to early June and mid-August to mid-December, with shorter term contracts possible. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and application to Emily Hill.

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Spring Season Alert—Seeking a Camp Nurse!
Pali is currently seeking a Camp Nurse to begin work ASAP through June 5th, with potential for summer employment. Email Emily Hill for more info!

Pali Institute is seeking enthusiastic educators with a strong work ethic to join their outdoor education family!

Pali strives to be an excellent educational supplement to classroom-based education and is proud to be a WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and AEE (Association for Experiential Education) accredited organization.

Sierra Nevada Journeys is built on a simple premise: Science education is a necessity, and nature’s classroom is a great place to teach it!

Sierra Nevada Journeys (SNJ) is built on a simple premise: Science education is a necessity, and nature’s classroom is a great place to teach it! Residential Outdoor Science Instructors will work at SNJ’s Grizzly Creek Ranch campus, situated among 1,500 acres of pristine Yellow Pine forest in Portola, CA. During the fall and spring seasons, Instructors deliver residential, 1-5 day outdoor science educational programs primarily serving 5th and 6th grades from regional elementary schools. All lessons are hands-on science and collaborative problem solving based with a focus on critical thinking, science and environmental stewardship. Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12–15 students throughout the week, including facilitating large group activities, leading meals and night programs. During the summer season, SNJ delivers both traditional summer camp programs and tailored programs for special needs and leadership development groups. Compensation includes $70-$85 per day (DOE), plus meals and housing in downtown Portola. This is a full-time position from March 8th to November 2015. Applicants must be at least 21 yeas old, have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience teaching and leading outdoor environmental education programs and/or classroom instruction, ability to work irregular hours and days/nights, and a passion for working with students and making a difference through education. To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Liz Lomba at [email protected].

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Come join a fun, dynamic, hardworking team of outdoor school educators!

Built in 2003, SNJ’s Grizzly Creek Ranch campus offers excellent program resources, including a challenge course, hiking trails, archery range, pond and garden. Working with Sierra Nevada Journeys is as much a transformative life experience for the staff as it is for the students Come join a fun, dynamic, hardworking team of outdoor school educators!

Camps Marston & Raintree Ranch – YMCA of San Diego County

YMCA Job Listing Located about an hour from the beaches of San Diego, YMCA Camps Marston/Raintree Ranch provide weeklong outdoor education programs that focus on the environment and providing life changing experiences for 5th and 6th grade students. Year-round programming includes school groups coming for educational programs, families and groups on the weekend, and a traditional and ranch summer camp. Outdoor Education Instructors will teach hands-on educational classes and lead activities in archery, field games, the climbing tower, and outdoor living skills. Responsibilities also include supervising students during mealtimes, overnight in cabins, during transitional times and during cabin chores. You will also have the chance to develop an interpretive display or lesson plans based on needs and areas of expertise. Instructors must demonstrate a strong sense of ownership in camp as well as provide exemplary role modeling at all times when groups are in camp. Compensation includes a wage of $60-$64 per day, housing, most meals, complimentary use of YMCA facilities, and benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, and retirement plan. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in education, recreation or related field (or equivalent experience), experience working with children, demonstrated mature judgment and enthusiastic people skills. Positions are available during the spring (January to the first week of June), summer and fall.  Apply now or contact Ryan James for more information.

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Outdoor Education Instructors lead hands-on experiential education classes in natural science, group-dynamics, personal challenge and outdoor living skills.

Teacher by day and mentor by night. The energetic team of Outdoor Education Instructors at Camps Marston/Raintree Ranch provide a quality experience of classes, challenges, evening programs, and cabin leadership that leads to a very full, fun and educational schedule for their students.

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Camp Jewell YMCA is a beautiful place to teach kids and families in the outdoors year-round!YMCA Job Listing Located on 540-acres in the southern Berkshires of Connecticut, Camp Jewell YMCA is a beautiful place to teach kids and families in the outdoors year-round. With cutting edge educational and recreational programs for schools and families, programs include a traditional summer camp, adventure trips, environmental education programming, team building programs, high and low ropes facilitation, and leadership training. Working with school weekday groups and weekend family and conference groups, Program Instructors will teach outdoor educational classes, facilitate team building programs, lead activities that include archery, arts and crafts, low and high ropes and zip lining (with an incredible zip line that’s 1,400 feet long and crosses the lake!) and assist in leading two evening program per week. Positions are available during the spring (early April to early June—with a summer camp position option), fall (late August to mid-November and winter (late December to April). Compensation starts at $366/week plus room, board and professional conference and training opportunities. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have experience or the ability to work closely with adults and children in a positive, supportive manner, minimum six months previous camp experience and CPR/first aid certified. A bachelor's degree (or in progress) in education or recreation is preferred. If you like to work hard and have fun, fill out the online application or connect with Rich Krudner for more information.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Camp Jewell is seeking Program Instructors for the spring season! Positions run from early April to early June, with a summer camp option.

Camp Jewell is seeking individuals who are willing to jump in, teach, have fun, and share their love of the outdoors with all different types of school groups and family guests.

Are you the type of person who can’t get enough of everything? Camp Jewell is seeking individuals who are willing to jump in, teach, have fun, and share their love of the outdoors with all different types of school groups and family guests.

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Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Instructors will take each student on a voyage of discovery where learning comes alive!

Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education ProgramProgram in the Spotlight Inspire young people through experiential outdoor learning with the Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Program! Located adjacent to the Oconee National Forest, Rock Eagle expands the walls of the classroom for hundreds of schools and thousands of students. Enthusiastic, creative and motivated Seasonal Environmental Education Instructors are needed each spring and fall to teach science and outdoor education classes (including lake ecology, herpetology, Native American studies, living history, team building, orienteering, canoeing and challenge course) to 3rd through 12th graders and assist with animal care, with the potential for high ropes course and other curriculum certifications. Benefits include an $8.95/hour wage, extensive training, a limited insurance policy, and access to a variety of recreational activities at the property. Housing with a private room and semi-private bathroom is provided for $40/week. Seasonal staff may also visit and stay overnight for free at the four other Georgia 4-H Centers. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (outdoor-related field preferred); excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for teaching children are essential. Positions are available during the spring (February to May) and the fall (September to December); Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. RockEagle4H.org

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Now seeking Environmental Educators for the spring season (February to May). Will one of them be you?

Rock Eagle 4-H seasonal instructors have the opportunity to teach interactive classes in the outdoors

Do you enjoy working outside and have an interest in teaching children? Seasonal Instructors for Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Program teach interactive classes and nontraditional activities that will take each student on a voyage of discovery where learning comes alive.

Open the door of curiosity, real life experiential learning & environmental awareness for groups of students immersed in the great outdoors.

Wahsega 4-H Center: Environmental Education Field Studies.Program in the Spotlight Provide hands-on learning in real world environments at Wahsega 4-H Center and experience being part of the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program—one of the nation's largest providers of residential environmental education. Located in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest, and just minutes from the Appalachian Trail, cascading waterfalls and numerous other recreational opportunities, Wahsega serves as an educational facility for K-12 students immersed in one to three-day field studies. Seasonal Environmental Educators teach classes in earth and life science, survival skills, team building, high & low ropes challenges, and pioneer living skills. Other duties include care of captive wildlife, curriculum development and assisting in daily upkeep of facilities. Benefits include $8.95/hour, lodging and 12 meals (for $70/week), in-depth paid training in all subject areas, pro deal offers and complimentary housing at the four other Georgia 4-H Centers. Individuals with a commitment to education, a genuine interest in child development, dynamic personality, well-developed communication skills, creativity, leadership ability, and a bachelor's degree in an outdoor-related field are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the spring (mid-February through late May) and the fall (late August to early November). Wahsega4H.org

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Wahsega 4-H Center is seeking Environmental Educators for the spring season beginning in mid-February. Get your application in today!

A Wahsega 4-H Center Environmental Educator teaching experiential learning activities.

Discover mountain air, clear streams, rugged trails, rustic cabins, great food and an extraordinary staff in the North Georgia mountains, and inspire young people through experiential outdoor learning at Wahsega 4-H Center.

The Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island reaches more than 6,000 students and adults through the Environmental Education and Summer Camp programs. Make the beach and marsh your new classroom with Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island! As part of the University of Georgia Extension 4-H system, Burton 4-H Center provides high-quality day and residential environmental educational experiences. Environmental Educators will teach hands-on classes in coastal ecology, including beach and marsh ecology, reptiles, seining in the ocean, sea turtles, squid and shark dissection and more. Benefits include compensation of $9/hour (averaging 35 hours/week), private bedroom in a new and spacious staff house for $40/week, limited health insurance, extensive training in barrier island ecology and environmental education, and the chance to live on a semi-tropical barrier island just a short stroll to the beach. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and extensive experience with children, well-developed communication skills and a desire to work as a team. Energetic people with a passion for the outdoors, teaching children, science, and the ocean will thrive here. Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year (nine months from August 20, 2015 to May 31, 2016, with an 7-week unpaid Christmas vacation). Apply immediately at UGAJobSearch.com (search for job posting 20150281); then notify David Weber by email that you have completed your application. Positions open until filled.

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Employment Alert
There is an immediate need for an Environmental Educator to begin work ASAP through May 31st!
Burton 4-H is also accepting EE applications for the 2015-16 school term beginning on August 20th.

Make the beach and marsh your new classroom as an Environmental Educator with Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island!

As a Burton 4-H Center Environmental Educator, you will enjoy a once in a lifetime experience working, living and playing on a barrier island one half mile from a beautiful beach and a short drive to historic Savannah, Georgia.

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Echo Hill Outdoor School Teaching and Internship positions are a great match for those with initiative, motivation, energy, creativity and commitment!

Echo Hill Outdoor SchoolProgram in the Spotlight Providing quality residential experiential education programs since 1972 on the Chesapeake Bay, Echo Hill Outdoor School (EHOS) awakens each student's curiosity to the wonders of nature. Each member of the EHOS staff is an integral part of a community which stresses genuine concern for others, cooperation, integrity and enthusiasm for life. Residential Teacher/Naturalists will gain insight into diverse educational philosophies, participate in program development and teach classes from all curriculum areas. The seasonal staff will also be engaged in natural sciences and local history, adventure course facilitation and training, residential life, and individual and group guidance. Interns assist the teaching staff while learning the ropes of environmental and adventure education. Key responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of the school curriculum, helping with the supervision of students and creating and implementing new course ideas. Benefits include a weekly salary, full room and board, a staff medical plan, comprehensive training and professional development. Starting contracts range from three to four months, with opportunities for longer term employment possible (positions generally begin in mid-March or late August). Motivated, energetic and creative individuals who are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience will thrive in this environment. Applications are welcome year-round. EHOS.org

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Current Job Openings
The Challenge Course Manager oversees all aspects of the Adventure Program, providing individual and group development. This is a long-term, year-round position.
Seeking self-motivated, organized, creative and energetic individuals to work as Residential Teacher/Naturalists or Interns this spring (beginning in mid-March).

Echo Hill Outdoor School: Residential Teacher Naturalist Program

As an Intern or Residential Teacher/Naturalist with Echo Hill Outdoor School, you will enjoy being an integral part of a community which stresses genuine concern for others, cooperation, integrity and enthusiasm for life.

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Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp has assembled an experienced and enthusiastic team to carry out the mission of connecting people to nature. The background and interests of the staff are as varied as their home states and provinces. The Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp in Dowling, Michigan has been serving children since its founding in 1933 and has been running outdoor education school camp programs since 1947. Outdoor Education Instructor / Counselors will work with groups of 5th or 6th grade students leading a mix of adventure and science activities. Activities include science and ecology programs that focus on pond life, energy flow, recycling, snakes, raptors, and building underwater remotely operated vehicles (so cool!); outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, archery, cookouts, orienteering, and night hikes; and team building activities such as group games, low ropes, high ropes, and climbing tower. Compensation starts at $70/day, with staff housing in a private cabin or room in the lodge and meals provided when groups are in camp. Positions are available during the spring (mid-April to early June) and fall (early September to late November or mid-December). You will work in shifts of 8-10 hours per day and rotate into the dorm every 2 to 3 weeks. During dorm weeks, you will spend the evening and overnight in the dorm with most of your daytime free. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor's degree, and have experience working with children, preferably in a classroom or camp setting. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and four professional references (that include relationship, phone and email) to Amy Cherry.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center is accepting applications for the spring season! Positions run from mid-April to early June.

Outdoor Education Instructor/Counselors will provide responsible leadership, handle classroom management and conflict resolution, teach science, adventure, and team building activities, while engaging students and having a good time.

As an Outdoor Education Instructor/Counselor you will work in a variety of settings including outdoors in the woods and on the lake, inside a camp classroom, leading team building on low and possibly high ropes, overnight in the dormitory every 2 to 3 weeks, and leading large groups in the dining hall and for all-camp entertainment!

Since 1915, YMCA Camp Copneconic has been a staple in the overnight camping tradition.

YMCA Job Listing Come work in a beautiful environment with a strong staff team! Nestled on 700 acres of woods, lake and fields, YMCA Camp Copneconic provides year-round programming in outdoor education, youth and adult retreats, and summer day, residential and partner camps (including work with the American Diabetes Association, Institute for Educational Advancement and more). Program Instructors will facilitate outdoor education programs for school and retreat groups and teach classes that focus on environmental discovery, adventure & cooperative learning, recreational fun, traversing nature, and historical & cultural lessons. You will work a 10 out of every 14-day rotation (with weekday, weekend and evening work) and training is provided for each program area. Compensation includes $320/week, meals and housing in a staff apartment building located at the edge of camp. The furnished apartment includes a full kitchen, large living room, multiple bedrooms and large bathroom area. Team players who have a passion for working with kids and take pride in providing quality and memorable experiences for kids will thrive in this environment. Positions are available each season, with the possibility of extended employment based on performance. Apply online or email your cover letter and resume to Brandon Dreffs.

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Program Instructors should be outgoing and energetic people who love working with kids and are passionate about teaching in the outdoors.

YMCA Camp Copneconic Program Instructors will facilitate team building and high adventure activities as well as teach outdoor education classes to school groups, girl scout troops, cub scout packs, youth groups and more.

YMCA Camp Pendalouan is seeking energetic and fun-loving individuals to be part of the Outdoor Education staff for the fall and spring seasons!

YMCA Job ListingYMCA Camp Pendalouan is a four-season camp that offers hands-on outdoor education programs to local schools, retreat facilities and amazing summer resident and day camp programs. Located on the shores of beautiful Big Blue Lake and bordering the Manistee National Forest, Pendalouan is a rustic and well-maintained camp that gives the feel of being way up north! Now seeking energetic and fun-loving individuals to be part of the Outdoor Education staff for the upcoming season! Outdoor Education Instructors will teach a wide variety of classes/activities to children of all ages, primarily in the 4th-6th grades. Interactive activities focus on local history, environmental awareness, group cooperation and recreation. Compensation includes $240/week plus private room, meals, optional health benefits (after 30 days), and membership to Muskegon Family YMCA. The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor's degree in education, recreation or related field, a great sense of humor, a genuine love for children, and a strong desire to work in the outdoors. Lifeguarding and a willingness to get trained to facilitate the high/low ropes course is a big plus. Positions run from mid-January through early June (with an opportunity to continue employment through the summer months) and mid-August through November. To apply, send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lori Willson.

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Pendalouan is proud of their reputation for superb customer service and laid-back, yet organized programs. It's a beautiful place to learn more about yourself and what you want to do with your life!

Pendalouan is proud of their reputation for superb customer service and laid-back, yet organized programs. It's a beautiful place to learn more about yourself and what you want to do with your life!

Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships.

YMCA Job ListingLocated on 365 acres of forested woodland and waterfront in Augusta, Michigan, the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships. Students and campers leave with a renewed sense of courage, confidence and character. The award winning Integrated Education Program offers a collaborative, positive and student centered approach that helps kids find success both academically and socially — serving over 5,000 students each year. Integrated Education Instructors will use an experiential and character-based curriculum to deliver 3-5 day programs for local area schools. This is a great opportunity for adults (18 & older) who are interested in working with youth, educators and individuals in the recreation field. Compensation ranges from $50-$60/day, and includes room, board and YMCA membership during time of employment. Positions are available during the spring (late January to late May) and the fall (early September to mid-December). Staff will need to be available Monday through Friday, days and overnights. If you are looking to broaden your teaching strategies outside of the classroom setting and believe in a student centered program, email Karen Christopherson to begin the application process.

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The Sherman Lake YMCA Integrated Education Program is a one-of-a-kind experiential education program that believes in innovation and making a difference in children's lives.

The Sherman Lake YMCA Integrated Education Program is a one-of-a-kind experiential education program that believes in innovation and making a difference in children's lives. Become part of a staff that believes in living and teaching how to live an honest, caring, respectful and responsible life.

YMCA Storer Camps – The Adventure of a Lifetime

YMCA Job ListingLocated on 1,200 acres with 15 unique ecosystems and a 200-acre lake, the YMCA Storer Outdoor School is a hands-on, total-immersion learning center serving more than 15,000 students from over 130 elementary and middle schools each year. Students and teachers spend 3-5 days and nights on-site at the Outdoor School learning facility. A strong 40-year tradition in outdoor environmental education blends fresh ideas and talents of college-educated individuals with varied background experiences and the love of working with youth to make Storer’s programming exceptional. Program Educators will facilitate recreational activities and teach a curriculum that includes the natural sciences, environmental awareness, cultural history, team building, and adventure education (including the climbing tower and low/high ropes courses). Base pay ranges between $270-$300 per week, with perks that include on-site housing, meals when groups are in camp, WiFi access, free laundry, a curriculum manual, staff shirt, and a fitness membership to the local YMCA. Seeking staff to work immediately through May 29, 2015. If you are college graduate and have experience with youth, work in the outdoors, a positive attitude, high energy, enthusiasm, team oriented, service minded, and the desire to grow personally and professionally, email your cover letter and resume to Nancy Burger.

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Part-Time Job Alert—Equestrian Program Staff
Storer Camps is also seeking a part-time Equestrian Program Staff to teach Western arena lessons, lead trail rides, herd maintenance, attend to daily barn responsibilities and provide equestrian program development. If you are an energetic individual looking to be part of a passionate team that is responsible for teaching children about horses through horses, email your cover letter and resume to Tom Brown.

If you want to make a difference in a child's life, enjoy a fun work environment and love to teach others about the outdoors, Storer Camps is the place to be!

If you want to make a difference in a child's life, enjoy a fun work environment and love to teach others about the outdoors, Storer Camps is the place to be! Many of the staff has moved on to leadership roles at Storer Camps and at other fine camps and outdoor centers throughout the U.S.

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Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center offers a hands-on approach that focuses on personal growth.

Program in the Spotlight If you love kids and are looking for fulfilling employment in the experiential education and outdoor adventure fields, come work, live and play with Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center (PMOEC) and their small, dynamic community of outdoor professionals. Located in beautiful Adirondack Park, the Center offers programs in living history, high adventure, earth sciences and team building for students of all ages and abilities. Year-Round and Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructors and Interns teach exciting experiential classes in all program areas, lead wilderness trips (from kayaking and hiking to mountain biking and rock climbing) and participate in work projects geared towards facility maintenance and curriculum enrichment. Benefits include a monthly stipend ($350 for Interns; $1,100 for Instructors), room, board, Internet access, use of equipment on days off, pro deal purchases and participation in staff enrichment days. Instructor positions are offered during the spring (April to mid-June), the fall (late August to late November) and year-round (late August through mid-June); Internships are available during the spring and fall as well as the winter season (Jan/Feb); and Counselor and Area Specialist positions are available for the summer camp program. If you are personable, energetic, a team player, enjoy working with young people and have a strong desire to share your love of the outdoors, grab an application online or connect with Brian DeGroat for more information.

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Now Hiring — Spring and Summer Job Openings!
The Outdoor Education Center is seeking Instructors and Interns for the spring season (April to mid-June).
Pok-O-MacCready Summer Camp is seeking a Rock Climbing Specialist, Boating and Sailing Specialist, Mountain Bike Specialist, Homestead Specialist, and Assistant Director of the Wilderness Program.

PMOEC Instructors gearing up for a team building program.

Making learning natural for students, PMOEC Instructors & Interns have the opportunity to teach and lead exciting programs in high adventure and survival skills, team building and the challenge course, earth sciences and sensory awareness, and living history.

Frost Valley YMCA Employment

YMCA Job ListingAre you looking for a place that promotes the interconnectedness of people, communities and nature? Nestled in the heart of New York's Catskill Mountains, Frost Valley YMCA provides programs designed to build character among children, connect families and provide hands-on learning for students and rich experiences for adults and seniors. Program Instructors are responsible for teaching environmental education and outdoor recreation classes that combine team building with high and low ropes, wildlife and forest ecology, outdoor living skills, interpretive hikes, rock climbing, arts and crafts, boating, archery and more. Stipends range from $55-$70 per day, with benefits that include a private room in shared or individual housing, meals, WiFi access, professional conference and training opportunities, pro-deal purchases, 14 paid days off (academic year positions), and medical benefits also kick in after 60 days. Positions are available spanning the entire school year (September–June) and seasonally (September–November and April–June). If you have a Bachelor's degree and are energetic, flexible, friendly, creative and passionate about working with both children and adults in beautiful outdoor classrooms, email your cover letter and resume to Brett Tillman.

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Frost Valley Environmental Education Program

Join the Frost Valley YMCA team and work with great people, in a beautiful environment through meaningful programs that touch the lives of thousands every year.

The Ashokan Center’s unique hands-on and place-based educational approach is designed to foster inquiry, curiosity, and a love of life long learning in people of all ages.

With an inspirational blend of natural and historic resources set on 385 secluded acres in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, the Ashokan Center is an ideal location for hands-on learning and outdoor education programs. The Center hosts school groups for single day and residential trips, with programs that focus on natural history, early American history and colonial crafts, science and adventure education. Dedicated, hard-working, enthusiastic, artistic, musically-inclined, responsible and environmentally-minded Field Instructors are needed throughout the school year to share their love of nature, history, and adventure with students of all ages. Responsibilities include teaching experiential-based day and evening classes; facilitating challenge courses, cooperative team initiatives and low ropes elements; supervising students in recreational activities; and developing new programs. Benefits includes an hourly wage of $8.50–$9.50/hour, great staff housing with a private room and generous meals with fantastic vegetarian alternatives. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, an in-depth knowledge of natural systems and the environment, a strong work ethic, a passion for working with children and a willingness to work long hours. Applications are accepted year-round for the spring (early February to late June, with a possible summer field research position and extension through the fall) and fall (late August to mid-December). To apply, email a completed application, cover letter and resume to Martin Bernstein.

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Field Instructors are needed throughout the school year to share their love of nature, history, and adventure with students of all ages.

The Ashokan Center is surrounded by amazing recreational opportunities.

As a pioneer in the world of outdoor education, the Ashokan Center has run outdoor education and living history programs for school groups since 1967. It is a timeless sanctuary where people find both new and ancient ways to connect with the beauty and values that much of our modern world has left behind. Perhaps the biggest perk for Field Instructors is finding out if you really want to be a teacher—and if you're good at it!

On the eastern shore of Lake George, at the foot of Buck Mountain, sits one of the most beautiful camps in the world: YMCA Camp Chingachgook!

YMCA Job ListingChingachgook—Your Trailhead to Adventure!
Located on spectacular Lake George in the Adirondacks of New York, YMCA Camp Chingachgook runs a residential Summer Camp for children ages 7-15 that includes a unique excursions program and a vast adventure trip program for over 250 teens. During the spring and fall, Program Staff facilitate engaging outdoor education activities, including 1, 2 and 3-day environmental education and team building programs, women's weekends, Y Guide weekends, corporate retreats and conference groups. Seasonal Outdoor Educators work with students of all ages, families, and adult groups, and provide a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, kayaking, team building, rock climbing, lake study, sailing, camp fires, and forest ecology. Summer Adventure Trip Leaders help plan, coordinate and facilitate multiple one- to five-week trips that include backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing in the Adirondacks, New England, and the southeast. Hundreds of other program staff, counselors, and support staff come to Chingachgook to act as role models, teachers and leaders for campers. Educators are paid a daily wage, averaging $250-$400/week; summer positions range from $1,300-$3,500. All positions include room and board with Internet, and access to training opportunities in Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguarding and other certifications. Job opportunities are available during the spring (April to mid-June), summer (early/mid-June to late August) and fall (late August to November 1st). Multiple programs/seasons are available. Learn more and apply!

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With a dedicated, top-notch staff and modern yet rustic facilities, YMCA Camp Chingachgook can be your destination for outdoor experiences that last a lifetime.

Working at Chingachgook is more than a job; it is being part of a great community! With over 100 dedicated American and international individuals to work with day and resident camp programs, the staff have a strong desire to work with children, an appreciation for the outdoors, and a ton of energy. Spend a season on Lake George and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Founded on Christian values, Falling Creek Camp is a traditional boys summer camp located in Tuxedo, North Carolina

The Environmental Educator team will bring their knowledge and enthusiasm about the natural world to campers through lesson planning, field trips and instruction.

Program in the Spotlight Set in a secluded mountaintop cove near the town of Tuxedo in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Falling Creek Camp is a traditional boys summer camp that provides a unique opportunity for physical, spiritual and social growth. The Nature program opens minds while exploring the trails, lakes, bogs, streams and creeks in the southern Appalachian Mountains. As one of the most popular in-camp activities, the program spans a wide range of activities, from instructional programs to field trips away from camp. Summer Nature & Environmental Educator staff are needed to teach what they know about the natural world to the campers. In addition to being a cabin counselor, this position involves animal care, lesson planning, field trips, and instruction. Flexibility and patience are crucial. Be prepared to be bombarded by questions while teaching campers about nature and the world. Benefits include a weekly pay rate, room and board, laundry service, pro-deals, Wilderness First Aid certification, and activity specific training. Applicants must make a commitment from late May through mid-August 2015 and be organized, patient and self-starters. Additional summer camp staff openings include counselor positions in arts & crafts, backpacking, equestrian, fishing, kayak & canoe, land sports, mountain biking, music, riflery, and sailing. Internships are also available. Apply online at FallingCreek.com.

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Summer 2015 Employment Alert
Now accepting applications for summer Nature & Environmental Educator staff. Positions run from late May through mid-August.

Summer Nature & Environmental Educator staff are needed to teach what they know about the natural world to campers.

Falling Creek Camp is a friendly open community where everyone quickly feels like family. Just over 300 campers is an ideal size; large enough to allow for a broad range of activity choices, yet small enough for individual attention in each activity and cabin group.

Green River Preserve. Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living.

Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting has inspired sustainability leadership since 1988. It is a place where one’s character really matters and where campers are allowed to be their best me.Program in the Spotlight Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, Green River Preserve is a coed summer camp connecting children to nature. These aspiring naturalists can discover the abundance of beauty, life and wonder that the wilderness holds while participating in challenging and nurturing learning experiences ranging from archery, rock climbing and fly fishing to pottery crafts and creative writing. Acting as professional naturalists, Mentor Naturalists will lead daily field studies throughout this magnificent 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve, assist in afternoon activities and coordinate evening programs. Each Mentor also adopts a camper cabin for the summer term and serves as a valuable adviser and support system for the cabin counselor and campers. Other job opportunities include Mentors, Cabin Counselors, Activity Coordinators, Expedition Leaders, Nurses, Photo Intern, Farm Interns, Program Interns and a Maintenance Assistant. Positions are available during the spring, summer (May 27–August 8, 2015, with the opportunity to extend employment through mid-October) and the fall season. Benefits include a weekly wage (with additional pay based on experience and advanced certifications), paid staff training, room, board and pro deals. Creative, self-motivated, and open-minded applicants must have a college degree (or equivalent experience) with knowledge of the environment and a true passion for teaching children. Fill out the online application or contact Missy Schenck for more information.

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2015 Job Openings!
Green River Preserve is now accepting applications for all positions in 2015. Apply early and land a great job!

Green River Preserve. Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living.

Did you know? With a goal to protect the environment and to teach young people to be better stewards of it, Green River Preserve is a GREEN AMERICA approved business. Their partnership with Leave No Trace provides campers with guidelines for low impact camping, and the farm to table program is just one of their many efforts in sustainable leadership.

Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center: Coastal Communities Environmental Education Program & Challenge Course

Experience the North Carolina coast and provide amazing outdoor education experiences for youth! Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center hosts the Coastal Communities residential environmental education program focusing on hands-on experiences in coastal ecology, marine sciences and natural history as well as the Common Ground challenge course designed to build community and encourage teamwork. Environmental Education Instructors will teach a variety of outdoor exploration programs and activities—from ocean study and chart navigation to fishing, sailing and caring for captive animals. Instructors will also double as Challenge Course Facilitators, providing team building, problem-solving and experiential learning. Opportunities are available during the spring (mid-February to late May), summer and the fall (early September through mid-November). Compensation includes a salary of $275/week ($225/week for Interns), shared rooms in staff housing, meals prepared by dining hall staff and WiFi access. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in a science or education related field or in outdoor recreation and experiential education (Internships are available for those currently working on their degree) and a strong interest in teaching children in an outdoor setting. If you are enthusiastic, patient, positive, self-disciplined, hard working and a team player that can reside in a cooperative, communal living environment, email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jessica Kochman.

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Blending coasta & marine-focused environmental education programs with team building activities through the low-elements challenge course, Don Lee Center Environmental Education Instructors create unique learning experiences for youth while doubling as Challenge Course Facilitators.

Blending coastal and marine-focused environmental education programs with team building activities through the low elements challenge course, Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center Environmental Education Instructors create unique learning experiences for youth.

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Glen Helen: Environmental education and ecological stewardship through Antioch College.

The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center is searching for high-energy, motivated individuals with a desire to expand their education and natural history skills, work with kids and animals, and share a passion for the environment. Naturalist Interns will teach, inspire and motivate school children about the environment and Ohio's natural history, geology and cultural history as well as get hands-on at the Raptor Center. Interns live in one of three staff houses in the beautiful 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve while forming a supportive community of like-minded individuals dedicated to the education and preservation of the natural world. The vibrant and artistic Village of Yellow Springs is within walking distance and a vehicle during the program is not required. Benefits include a stipend of $167 per week, on-site private room, meals (including vegetarian and vegan-friendly options), the ability to use self-designed lesson plans in a well-established outdoor education facility, and an opportunity for promotion during a second term. Candidates must have completed at least two years of college, be able and willing to pass a federal background check, enjoy working with children and have a strong love for nature. Applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 season (mid-August to early June term) on a rolling basis. Every summer Glen Helen also hires energetic & excited individuals for Summer Ecocamp (early June through July), with positions that include Naturalists, Dorm Counselors and Camp Coordinators, and Kitchen staff.

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Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center Naturalist Interns playing in the sunflower field.

Are you looking to enhance your connection to the environment and promote learning in a positive and energetic way? With in-depth training over a ten-month period, naturalist interns at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center are prepped for a career as naturalists, interpreters or educators.

Nature's Classroom at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum offers 2-5 day residential programs, day programs and school visits with a custom designed curriculum to meet the needs of each group.

Nature's Classroom at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum offers 2-5 day residential programs, day programs and school visits with a custom designed curriculum to meet the needs of each group. Seasonal Instructors will be assigned a field group (typically 6th graders) and will lead hands-on, activity-based programming that includes outdoor classes, interpretive nature hikes, living history reenactments based on the Underground Railroad, night hikes, campfires, large group games and dances. You will also eat meals with your group and lead team-building and nature center activities. Compensation starts at $250/week plus a $75/month health insurance stipend (paid twice a month). All Instructors will live in the staff house with no camper supervision responsibilities during the evening hours. The house has a full kitchen, a living room with DirecTV and complimentary laundry. Meals are provided during camp session and limited satellite Internet is offered in the office. Besides all of that, you get to learn a lot, interact with kids, and have fun! Positions are available during the spring (late February through the end of May) and during the fall (mid-August to late November). If you love kids, want to learn and are excited about being outside, send a resume to Jody Rutten.

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Spring Season Instructor Openings!
Nature's Classroom is seeking Instructors for the spring season (late February through the end of May).

Although having experience teaching nature is a plus, it isn't necessary. The Nature's Classroom team believes that as long as you are excited to learn, they can teach you what you need to know.

Although having experience teaching nature is a plus, it isn't necessary. The Nature's Classroom team believes that as long as you are excited to learn, they can teach you what you need to know. They strive to have Instructors from many different educational backgrounds.

Nature’s Classroom provides dynamic, hands-on learning in the natural world so that children can learn about the interdependency of humans and the environment in which they live.

Nature’s Classroom provides a supplement to classroom education with dynamic, hands-on learning in the natural world at Pilgrim Hills Camp, set in the beautiful rolling hills of central Ohio. Outdoor Education Instructor responsibilities include teaching 3-day residential programs in an outdoor setting focusing on natural sciences, outdoor living skills and cooperative learning. Instructors will also engage children in fun and educational evening activities, and work on special projects to grow the program. The work week is 5 days, generally Monday-Friday, with weekend opportunities that come with an additional stipend. Compensation starts at $300/week, paid training, shared room and board, and complimentary WiFi in the lodge. An applicant with camp, science, or outdoors experience is one step ahead of the game; however, diversity in the teaching staff is desired, so those particular backgrounds are not imperative. At a minimum, candidates should have an Associates/Bachelor's degree and a strong commitment to children and their learning. Positions are available during the spring (late February start), summer (June start), fall (mid-September start) or a combination of each season. To begin the application process, email your resume and cover letter to Bill Sparks.

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The staff at Nature's Classroom comes from a wide variety of college backgrounds: hardcore science folks, liberal arts, recreation, education, environmental studies, theater, English... you name it!

The staff at Nature's Classroom comes from a wide variety of college backgrounds: hardcore science folks, liberal arts, recreation, education, environmental studies, music, theater, English... you name it! They all come together to share their personal, professional and educational experiences to make a valuable impact on the children and fellow staff members.

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Do you have a strong desire to share you knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world with students and families in a nature center environment?

Shaver's Creek is Penn State University's nature center and environmental education laboratory seeking to enhance the quality of life by providing exemplary outdoor learning opportunities.Program in the Spotlight As Penn State University's outdoor learning laboratory, Shaver's Creek offers environmental education programs, natural history exhibits, a raptor center, discovery room and miles of hiking trails. Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation. Areas of opportunity include day and residential school programs for grades K-12; visitor center operations; live animal care and handling; volunteer training and supervision; weekend festivals and events; team building and adventure programs; and curriculum and program development. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary. Benefits include on-site housing with private rooms, a weekly stipend of $175, opportunities for professional development, and a workspace with computer and Internet access. Interns are encouraged to participate in professional development workshops and regional conferences, and each season includes a three-day staff trip to another environmental center or a facility of interest. Positions are available each season, with multiple sessions possible. One intern is also hired for the Adventure Program each summer ($300/week, although no housing). Applications are accepted until all positions are filled; phone interviews are conducted with top candidates. ShaversCreek.org

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Summer 2015 Internship Alert
Now accepting applications for summer Environmental Education Interns through March 1st.

Shaver's Creek Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation.

Looking for an excellent springboard to a career in cultural/natural history and the environmental education professions? Working, learning and living at Penn State University's outdoor learning laboratory, Shaver's Creek Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the Center's operation.

Join a team of enthusiastic & energetic Outdoor Education Leaders at South Mountain YMCA Camps!

Seasonal and summer employment opportunities with South Mountain YMCA Camps: Bynden Wood Day Camp, Camp Conrad Weiser and The Outdoor Center.YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight With a mountaintop campus encompassing nearly 600 acres, South Mountain YMCA Camps have been offering exciting, educational and enlightening outdoor experiences for people of all ages since 1948. In addition to the traditional summer camp experience of Camp Conrad Weiser (sleep-away) and Bynden Wood Day Camp, the Outdoor Center provides recreational, science-based, team building, and cultural/historical programming. Join a team of enthusiastic, energetic Outdoor Education Leaders who will teach lessons and activities including wildlife exploration, orienteering, archery, survival scenario and Native American studies, with work varying from short day trips to multi-day residential retreats. Other components of the job include curriculum development, teaching evening and weekend programs, organizing and completing camp projects and kitchen/maintenance duties. Benefits include $275-$300/week, meals, staff housing with private bedroom and access to a kitchen and free laundry facilities, WiFi access and comprehensive paid staff training. Positions are available during the spring (late March to early June) and the fall (mid-August to late November), with the possibility of combining a summer position to extend employment to nine months. Camp counselor positions are also available during the summer months. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and love to work outside, enjoy working with children, and know how to play and have fun! SMYMCA.org

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Spring Season Employment Alert
South Mountain Y Camps is accepting applications for the spring season! Positions run from late March to early June.

Outdoor education leaders with South Mountain YMCA Camps teach everything from low/high ropes courses to environmental education classes.

Blending sensitivity, awareness and respect for all living things, seasonal Outdoor Education Leaders with South Mountain YMCA Camps teach everything from low/high ropes courses to environmental education day and evening classes.

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YMCA Camp Greenville: A Carolina Camping Tradition Since 1912

YMCA Job ListingLocated on the North and South Carolina border in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, YMCA Camp Greenville is a year-round residential camp offering adventure, environmental education, teen leadership and community building programs as well as group conferences and retreats. Seasonal Resident Program Staff teach pond ecology, geology and orienteering as well as facilitate team building on three high ropes courses, a natural rock face, indoor climbing and bouldering gyms, team building courses and the camp's outdoor classroom encompassing 1,400 acres. Program Staff positions are available from February through May, during the summer months, and from mid-August through mid-December. Summer Camp Jobs include Counselors, Adventure Specialists & Trip Leaders, Naturalists, Resource staff, Activity Directors and Administrative staff. Also looking for seasonal kitchen staff from March to November (shorter terms available). Compensation includes $260/week for resident program staff ($160-$300 for summer staff), housing, meals, training & professional development opportunities and YMCA membership. Program Staff applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience, an enthusiastic attitude towards environmental and experiential learning and past experience working with youth. To apply, mail, email or fax your cover letter, resume and three references to Greg Dodd or call for more information.

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YMCA Camp Greenville Resident Program Staff bring energy and excitement to a program of challenging and creative outdoor activities for campers.

Looking to join a team of creative Experiential Educators? YMCA Camp Greenville Resident Program Staff bring energy and excitement to a program of challenging and creative outdoor activities for campers.

YMCA Camp Thunderbird Environmental Education CenterYMCA Job ListingDo you love to work outside, have a sense of humor, enjoy working with children, and know how to play and have fun? Spend a season in the sunny Carolinas as an Instructor with YMCA Camp Thunderbird! Located on beautiful Lake Wylie, the Environmental Education Center provides unique learning opportunities for over 14,000 school children each year. Instructors will have the opportunity to teach over 24 classes ranging in topics from aquatic, forest and wildlife ecology to astronomy, canoeing, compass and high/low ropes challenge. You will also lead meals and recreational evening programs as well as assist in curriculum development, conservation projects and staff training. There are also opportunities to become a high ropes head facilitator. Instructors earn $262/week with benefits that include staff housing (shared living space, kitchen and laundry), meals, complimentary Charlotte YMCA membership, and a 2-week staff training period that includes CPR, first aid and lifeguard certification. Applicants must possess a BS/BA in environmental education, biology, education, outdoor education or related field. Opportunities are available from January to May (with possible summer/fall extension) and mid-August to mid-December. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and 4 references to Anna Mooney.

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Spring Season — Immediate Openings
YMCA Camp Thunderbird is seeking two more Instructors to begin work immediately through May, with a possible summer/fall extension. Apply now!

Seasonal instructors at YMCA Camp Thunderbird get students excited about Mother Earth!

Seasonal Instructors at YMCA Camp Thunderbird get students excited about Mother Earth, foster a respect for our physical and social environment, and instill responsibility and confidence through interactive experiences in a dynamic learning environment.

Over 100 programs held at Clemson University Youth Learning Institute leadership centers, ranging from one-day school training to two-week residential programs.

Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute is a vital component of Clemson’s youth outreach effort, with residential programs at four South Carolina leadership centers: Teaching Kids about the Environment (academically based, hands-on exploration of forestry, soils, water ecology and wildlife resources); Clemson Student Investigators (experience the exciting and spellbinding world of crime scene investigations!); Expedition Sewee (work with students from 2nd to 8th grade and instruct day and night programming about natural resources and marine ecology); and Exploration Hannon (from hiking to stream mapping, this program uses exciting activities to enable children to learn by participating in hands-on activities). Outdoor Education Instructors will teach at least two curriculum components in the field study programs, lead students in daily program activities and facilitate group adventure and team building programs. Positions are available during the spring (mid-February to mid-May) and fall. Compensation includes $1,100-$1,200/month plus room, board and a sickness/accidental insurance plan. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, natural sciences, forestry, geology or education; have patience, understanding, flexibility and a lot of energy; demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative hands-on teaching methods; the ability to work long hours; and willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Becki Hayes.

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The Youth Learning Institute operates programs year-round and employs more than 250 staff members.

Clemson University has been offering experiential education to the youth of South Carolina since 1934. Since that time, Clemson camping has touched the lives of more than 250,000 participants. The Youth Learning Institute operates programs year-round and employs more than 250 staff members.

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River Ridge Environmental Education Program at the John Knox Center

Located on a 143-acre, 3-point peninsula overlooking Watts Bar Lake in Ten Mile, Tennessee, River Ridge Environmental Education Program (RREEP) offers 1-5 day residential experiences, day trips, group programming and outreach to schools. Program Specialists will assist with all aspects of the environmental education program including staff training, curriculum development, scheduling, teaching and activity area supervision (high ropes, challenge course, archery and nature center). During the summer months, you will work primarily with guest groups providing hospitality services and facilitating their program needs. In addition, you will supervise various program areas for the summer camp program. Applicants must possess the ability to clearly communicate with groups of various sizes and ages while exhibiting a positive team attitude. Lifeguard certification is required (training may be provided). A Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or related field is preferred but not required. Applicants must be a professing Christian and have the ability to articulate your faith. Compensation based on experience, plus onsite housing, meals, laundry facility, WiFi access, CPR/first aid training and use of recreational equipment. If you are an energetic educator and program-minded individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about working in an outdoor camp and retreat setting, email your cover letter, resume and three references to Penny Laitos.

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RREEP is currently seeking a Program Specialist to work from March 1st to mid-November. Get your application in now!

Program Specialists teaching a teambuilding program at River Ridge Environmental Education Program.

Are you interested in teaching hands-on classes in team building, ecology, conservation, outdoor recreation and environmental education in a faith-based setting? RREEP Program Specialists get 4th-8th graders and adults excited about the great outdoors.

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The Outdoor School: Adventures in Learning

Are you interested in teaching children exciting things about the outdoors in the outdoors?

Program in the Spotlight The Outdoor School (TOS) is a residential outdoor education program that focuses on hands-on experiential education and outdoor courses for children in grades 4-9. TOS at Camp Champions is located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, while TOS at Camp for All is amidst the lush lands of the Brazos Valley. Outdoor Education Instructors will teach pre-approved academic and adventure curriculum, facilitate team building and high ropes courses and lead interesting evening activities. Benefits include $215/week (with the opportunity for paid work on the weekends at Camp Champions), housing, partial board, three weeks of orientation and training, lifeguard/CPR/first aid certification, and pro deal purchases. Applicants must have at least one year of college completed or have a degree, love children, have the desire and ability to teach and work in the outdoors, and be self-motivated, flexible and patient. It is strongly preferred for applicants to have their own vehicles for the Camp for All location. Positions are available during the spring (ranging from February through late May) and the fall (mid-August through mid/late November). There is also the opportunity to work multiple seasons, each with additional responsibilities, offering a holistic view of the administration and direction of an outdoor education center. Applications are available online or contact Maddie Kissane for more information. OutdoorSchool.com

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The Outdoor School is still seeking a few more Outdoor Education Instructors to begin this March and work through the end of May.

The Outdoor School: where you can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste nature!

In addition to facilitating team building on the high ropes course and climbing wall, Instructors with The Outdoor School connect kids to the natural environment—a place where they can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste nature.

Mo-Ranch: Environmental Leadership Program

Located just three miles from the headwaters of the crystal clear Guadalupe River in the heart of Texas Hill country is Mo-Ranch and home to the hands-on Environmental Leadership Program. With programming that revolves around the core concepts of change, connections, cycles, energy flow and diversity, Seasonal Field Instructors will lead and teach a group of students in environmental and outdoor educational activities, prepare age-appropriate lesson plans and supervise in the dining hall. Each day is different: your morning might be spent facilitating on the Challenge Course and your afternoon may be spent knee deep in the river exploring habitats! Benefits include an hourly wage of $7.25/hour (approximately $290/week) plus time and a half for overtime (with overtime you are looking at $300-$350/week), a private room in the spring and fall season (may be shared in the summer), shared living space and kitchen, laundry facilities, WiFi access, some meals and all training costs. Positions are available during the spring (February-May), summer (May-August) and fall (late August to mid-November). Each season employed brings additional duties, responsibilities and benefits (including health insurance & 401k). Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or a combination of education & experience), a passion for teaching, sense of humor and love working with children. Apply online or contact Patrick Fitzgerald for more information.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Mo-Ranch has two more Field Instructors positions open for the spring season (February to May)—apply now!

You'll enjoy incredible sunsets at Mo-Ranch!

All Mo-Ranch staff participate in an extensive training program that focuses on communication and teaching skills, child behavior management, age level expectations and risk management.

All Mo-Ranch staff participate in an extensive training program that focuses on communication and teaching skills, child behavior management, age level expectations and risk management. Staff receive specialized training and/or certifications in CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, ropes course facilitation, canoeing and archery.

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center: Career Opportunities

As one of the most earth-friendly projects in the world, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center offers a glimpse of how people can live in harmony with nature. The combination of gardens and nature at Shangri La presents a serene oasis for retreat and renewal, as well as the opportunity to explore, discover and learn. Environmental Education Interns will teach educational field trip programs to pre-K through 8th grade students; plan, develop and offer educational programs to the general public; lead interpretive bayou and cypress-tupelo swamp tours on triple pontoon boats; plan and implement community events; and assist with event planning and in training over 200 volunteers. Benefits include a $20,000-$25,000 salary, medical benefits, limited relocation expense reimbursement, extensive training and hands-on experience in presenting educational and interpretive programs, project management, greenhouse management, maintenance of formal gardens and curatorial management. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in an environmental field, CPR/first aid certified, have a positive and outgoing spirit, a great sense of humor, and be organized, self-directed and able to make a 1-year commitment beginning on June 1st. Email your cover letter and resume with three references to Sarah Wester by March 6, 2015. You will also be required to submit a letter of character and integrity from someone who has known you for at least two years and can speak to your qualifications for this job.

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A Shangri La Environmental Education Intern leading an interpretive bayou and cypress-tupelo swamp tour on a pontoon boat.

Since the publication of the book Lost Horizon in 1933, the term "Shangri La" has represented a place of beauty, peace and enlightenment. In Orange, Texas, a modern Shangri La has been recreated with the best of both nature and gardens.

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Looking for the type of exciting outdoor hands-on job experience that puts you elbow deep in algae and knee deep in marsh mud, out on the open water on a research vessel, or splashing in the intertidal zone looking for marine organisms?

The Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium provides outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic Coastal region through field-based and hands-on learning, often in affiliation with multiple public and private partners.Program in the Spotlight A seasonal job or internship with the Chincoteague Bay Field Station is the perfect way to gain environmental education and marine biology experience. Field Station Educators will lead student groups through a coastal ecology program that spans the dynamic ecosystem of a barrier island including: bay/estuarine, salt marsh wetland, maritime forest, sand dunes and Atlantic coastal beaches. You will gain valuable knowledge in maintaining and using general aquaria and field equipment, boat crew skills and safety, group leadership in laboratory and field settings, time management and marine husbandry. Educator positions run from late February through mid-November, with a potential winter extension and/or spring rehire. Summer jobs include College Program Assistants, Special Program Assistants, Internship Supervisors and Camp Counselor Interns. Compensation includes $225-$320/week, on-station staff housing (furnished with kitchen), vegetarian-friendly meals, laundry, $30/quarter health insurance stipend, paid training (including CPR/first aid), and Educators have no overnight responsibilities with participants. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, teaching or leadership experience and be comfortable working outdoors, on boats, long hours, and with children. CBFieldStation.org

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Camp Counselor Internships: the deadline for MALE applicants has been extended to March 20th.

Educators are trained to work with all programs (school, college, family and adult, and summer camp programs) and will work with learners of all levels, including K-12 students, college students, and adult learners.

As an Educator for the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, you will have the wonderful chance to network with the FWS, NPS, University faculty, teachers, and other professionals in this exciting and wildly diverse field of environmental education and interpretation.

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YMCA Camp Colman Outdoor Environmental Education Program Jobs.YMCA Job Listing Located on a hill rising from the waters of the Puget Sound, YMCA Camp Colman offers an enclosed saltwater lagoon and a mile and a half beach where students can enjoy boating and other water-related activities along with learning about the marine ecosystem and its inhabitants. Outdoor Environmental Education Instructors will teach students, create lesson plans and curriculum, work in the organic garden, facilitate activities on the high and low ropes course, feed the marine invertebrates in the touch tank, lead camp fires, night hikes, play games, canoe, and live in a powerful, intimate community. Instructors live on-site in communal housing and receive meals, a $50/day salary and WiFi access. Instructors are welcome to make this their home, utilizing all of the Camp’s wonderful equipment (including sea kayaks, canoes, climbing tower and so much more!) appropriately and safely. Applicants must be aged 21 or older, passionate about science and the outdoors, and have a bachelor's degree, camp and/or teaching experience, enthusiasm for working with children, and a positive, committed and service-oriented attitude. Positions are available during the spring (mid-February to mid-June) and the fall. Days are long and tiring, although your work will be very rewarding. Visit the YMCA Careers page (search for Longbranch job openings) or email Nicky Crummett with any inquiries or a cover letter and resume to apply.

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The Camp Colman Outdoor Environmental Education Program is an opportunity for environmentally conscientious college graduates to share their love for the outdoors and get students excited about exploring the world outside their front doors.

The Camp Colman Outdoor Environmental Education Program is an opportunity for environmentally conscientious college graduates to share their love for the outdoors and get students excited about exploring the world outside their front doors.

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Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and located on the magnificent Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells.Do you have passion for the outdoors and teaching others about it? Spend your days hiking and canoeing while teaching children in a beautiful setting on the Wisconsin River! Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a 310-acre camp and outdoor education center operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The facility is situated amongst the stunning sandstone cliffs north of Wisconsin Dells and consists of 14 buildings that supply lodging, meals and education resources for youth and youth leaders. Seasonal Environmental Educators teach a variety of environmental education programs with an emphasis on the wildlife, natural history and ecology of Wisconsin, care of program animals, facilitate low ropes courses, and assist in the general operation of the center. Positions are available during the winter/spring (January to May), summer (June to August), and the fall (September to November). Pay starts at $260/week with increases for certifications and education, plus private room, meals, and discounted outdoor clothing and gear. Applicants must be CPR/first aid certified and at least a sophomore in college, have the ability to work in a team setting with enthusiasm and creativity, and the desire to teach environmental education to clientele groups. Lifeguard certification and a bachelor's degree in an outdoor-related field preferred. To apply, mail or email your resume, cover letter and three references to Toby Grabs.

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This position is a great way to broaden your skills by teaching natural and cultural programs, outdoor recreation and low ropes initiatives, as well as learning to schedule and coordinate.

As an Environmental Educator for Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, you'll have the opportunity to broaden your skills by teaching natural and cultural programs, outdoor recreation and low ropes initiatives, as well as learning about scheduling and coordinating.

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Employment Opportunities at Nature's ClassroomThrough unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses students in grades 4-8 in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 13 centers in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. With many sites employing over a dozen staff members, seasonal job opportunities are available during the spring (March through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving), with a Monday to Friday work schedule. The majority of staff at each site are Outdoor & Environmental Educators who will act as group leaders, teach and present classes in various academic areas and lead evening activities. You will also be given the freedom to teach, grow and explore new areas for classes and programs. In addition to outdoor educator positions, medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are hired. Benefits include compensation of $200-$340/week (based on education and experience), room and board (7 days/week), and a supportive organization that is willing to help you develop professionally. All threads of life and academic backgrounds are embraced at Nature's Classroom. If you have a bachelor's degree and a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Laura Short through email, call (800) 433-8375 or download an application.

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Nature's Classroom is currently accepting applications for the spring season. Positions run from March through mid-June.

Nature's Classroom: immersing students in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources.

So you gain a greater awareness of Nature's Classroom programs, Environmental/Outdoor Educators are encouraged to change their scenery and teach at other centers spread throughout New England and New York. A majority of staff members are promoted within the organization, with opportunities to open your own site in association with Nature's Classroom.

Association for Experiential Education

The Association for Experiential Education is a great way to begin your journey in the experiential and outdoor education field. A wide variety of members make up the association, including ropes course operators, university staff and faculty, therapists, outdoor education practitioners, organizational development specialists and experience-based professionals working in a nonprofit setting.

The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education

The oak tree logo of the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education is symbolic of their work of planting seeds in the hearts and minds of children to make the world a better place: seeds of knowledge, seeds of understanding, seeds of appreciation, seeds that grow into positive actions for a healthy environment for all.

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