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

The Environmental Educator team will bring their knowledge and enthusiasm about the natural world to campers through lesson planning, field trips and instruction.
Set in a secluded mountaintop cove 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. Summer Nature & Environmental Educators will open camper minds while leading instructional programs and exploring the trails, lakes, bogs, streams and creeks in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Summer camp counselor positions are also available!

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresThose 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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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 Employment Alert
YMCA Camp Thunderbird is now recruiting for the spring season. Positions run January to May, with a possible summer/fall extension.

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.

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 and Summer Camp Interns. Compensation includes $300-$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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2015 Employment Alert!
Now accepting applications for Field Station Educators (2 out of 5 positions still need to be filled) to work from February 23rd through November 23rd, 2015. Check out the job details and apply by January 5, 2015!

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.

YMCA Camp Colman Outdoor Environmental Education Program Jobs.YMCA Job ListingNew Outdoor Educaiton Instructor positions in Washington. 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. The spring season runs from February 16th to June 12th. 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.

Camps Marston & Raintree Ranch – YMCA of San Diego County

YMCA Job ListingNew Outdoor Educaiton Instructor positions near San Diego. 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. The spring season begins in January and ends the first week of June.  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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Coosa River Science School and Raptor Trek – Alabama's Premier Bird of Prey Experience!

Working at Coosa River 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 Coosa River 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
Spring hiring is now complete. CRSS is currently accepting applications for Summer Instructors (May 25–August 21, 2015). Interviews/hiring will begin in March 2015.

Coosa River 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 Coosa River 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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Spring Season Employment Alert
MEC is now seeking Instructors for the spring season (late January to May). Learn more and apply now!

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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Land a spring or summer job as an Environmental Educator, Naturalist or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world?  As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska. Seasonal staff are employed at the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) and the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station. As an Environmental Educator during the Spring Season (March 30–May 31), instill wonder, scientific understanding, and love for coastal ecosystems with school groups from throughout Alaska. Lead overnight field trips and day trips in the forest, marsh, and intertidal zones. As a Naturalist, Intern or Environmental Educator during the Summer Season (generally late May–late August) impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with visitors and groups from around the world. Lead multi-day field studies and guided natural history tours, develop programs for all ages, and/or participate in citizen monitoring projects. Duties vary depending on the specific position. Benefits include compensation of $1,300–$1,800 per month DOE and housing.  Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, have a background in environmental education and forest and/or marine ecology, and the maturity to live in group situations. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to [email protected] by January 12, 2015. Please indicate desired position.

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Seasonal staff are employed at two educational sites and facilities that include the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) and the Peterson Bay Field Station (a semi-rustic facility across Kachemak Bay and accessible only by boat).

Want to help share the wonder? Environmental Educators, Naturalists and Interns with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies connect people of all ages to unique educational experiences featuring Alaska's forests, diverse rocky beaches, geology and cultural history.

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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 quad 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 Mark Stein.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Now seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for the spring 2015 season (January 4th to June 5th, with shorter term contracts possible).

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.

Whiskeytown Environmental School is a small residential outdoor science school for 5th and 6th graders in Northern California.Located eight miles west of Redding in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (Northern California), Whiskeytown Environmental School is a small residential outdoor science school for 5th and 6th graders. The curriculum is centered around observation, appreciation, and environmental concepts taught through a learn-by-doing approach with a variety of scientific experiments, investigations, games, observations, and action-oriented activities. Naturalists and Naturalist/Cabin Counselors prepare lessons and lead instructional picnic hikes with groups of 16-24 students in the great outdoors and will teach science curriculum, basic hiking and navigation skills, team building, and promote community and land stewardship ethics. Additional duties include facilitating meals, recreation, and evening programs (night hikes, camp fires, skits and dance night) as well as mentoring cabin counselors. Pay is $9.00/hour, with off-campus housing (with private room and shared communal living space) and meals while working. Positions are available from January 20th to May 29th, 2015, with a possible summer work extension. A private car is strongly encouraged. Applicants must be college graduates who appreciate sharing knowledge of the natural world with others, love working with children, and enjoy telling a good story and/or playing an instrument. Email or mail your cover letter, resume and three references to Cassie Simons.

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Do you appreciate sharing knowledge of the natural world with others, love working with children and enjoy telling a good story? Whiskeytown Environmental School naturalists get 5th & 6th graders excited about the great outdoors.

As a Whiskeytown Environmental Center Naturalist, you will educate children about ecology, natural history, land stewardship, and outdoor appreciation by using hands-on experiential education in the great outdoors.

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - Summer Naturalist Internship Program

Educating people to be environmentally responsible since its founding in 1968, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers hikes, nature classes and field study programs at Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, Aspen Mountain, the Maroon Bells, Snowmass, and at the ghost town of Ashcroft. Summer Naturalists receive valuable education, training and experience while conducting natural history interpretive tours, children's environmental education programs and teaching bird of prey programs to the public. Naturalists will also gain knowledge of the local flora and fauna and have the opportunity to inspire the public in a beautiful natural setting. A weekly stipend of $150 and shared housing within walking distance of ACES is provided; Naturalists can also participate in tuition-free Naturalist Field School courses. Preference is given to those who have studied the natural sciences or environment field, are enthusiastic about environmental education and enjoy working with the public (CPR/first aid certification is required). 12 Naturalists will be hired to work from June 8th–September 7th, 2015 (June 8th–19th mandatory staff training), with work options extending into the school year or winter. To apply, download and complete an application and send it Jim Kravitz by February 15, 2015. Visit AspenNature.org for more info and be sure to view the Naturalist slideshow.

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Internship Journeys with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

After spending a summer leading interpretive walks and educational programs, learning to handle birds of prey and teaching children about the environment, Summer Naturalists with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies are sure to uncover a newfound appreciation of our natural world.

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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.

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The Ecology School: Teaching the Science of Ecology and the Practice of Sustainability on Maine's Southern Coast. Accentuating the magic, mystery and wonder of nature, The Ecology School provides experiential ecology education for K-8th grade students from schools throughout New England. Every spring and fall 16 Ecology Educators are hired to teach in various residential, day and outreach programs. Responsibilities include developing and leading up to three ecosystem-based lessons per day for groups of 10-12 students, with lessons that focus on the ecology of areas including the coastal forest, beach, dunes, rocky tide pools, and a salt marsh estuary. Educators are also responsible for shared supervision of students between and after lessons plus providing some general maintenance of the site and program. College graduates receive a starting salary of $300/week (post-graduates receive $330/week; interns start at $250/week) plus room, board and an intensive 1-week training. Applicants must have an ability to develop good rapport with students, teachers and other educators, experience in K-8 education and/or environmental education, an ability to work long hours outdoors managing groups of children and a positive attitude, sense of humor and a willingness to learn. Now accepting applications for the spring season (mid-March to June 5, 2015). To apply, send (via email, snail mail or fax) a completed application, cover letter and resume to Alex Grindle.

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The Ecology School Seasonal Educators will accentuate the magic, mystery and wonder of nature so that students can better understand and care for the environment.

As an Ecology Educator for The Ecology School, you will accentuate the magic, mystery and wonder of nature so that students can better understand and care for the environment.

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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 ten months during the first year, with opportunities for longer-term employment (positions generally begin in 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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A Captain Educator will rotate through four historic wooden Chesapeake Bay vessels and take an active role in providing students with positive experiences in the outdoors.
Now seeking self-motivated, organized, creative and energetic individuals to work as Residential Teacher/Naturalists or Interns this spring (beginning in March 2015).

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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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 Northern 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, download an application and forward this with a cover letter, resume and 3 references to David Yuhaus.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
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).

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 Northern Lower Michigan.

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.

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 Stanley 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.

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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.

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. Outdoor Education Interns and seasonal Instructors 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). 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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Fall/Spring Employment Alert
PMOEC is now seeking Outdoor Education Interns and Instructors for seasonal or full-year work for Fall 2014 to Spring 2015.

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.

The Wild Center ignites an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world.

The Wild Center is currently seeking four yearlong Interpretive Naturalist Interns (two who will focus on the Maple Sugar Project) to work with a dynamic education staff at a world-class museum in the heart of the Adirondack Park. All Interns will work alongside the education department to create and implement public programs including walks, flat-water canoe trips, basic art lessons, live animal programs, and Science on a Sphere programs as well as maintain the exhibit floor, assist with organizing events, and manage museum-wide programs. Maple Sugar Project Interns will also educate the public, school children, and community members on the science and art of maple sugaring. Benefits include a $250 per week stipend (40+ hours work per week, with weekend/evening work), housing, NAI Interpretive Guide Certification and formal training opportunities. Applicants must be available from December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2015, have a Bachelor’s degree in the education/sciences field, and have a love for working with the public in a fast-paced museum setting. Preference is given to those with significant experience working with students and leading school programs, interpretation experience in a nature/animal setting, handling captive animals, working with innovative teaching technologies, and paddling tandem canoes. To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and the contact information of three references to Sally Gross. Explore WildCenter.org for details on all job openings.

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Summer 2015 Employment Alert
The application deadline has passed for yearlong Interpretive Naturalist Interns. The Wild Center will be posting Summer Naturalist openings in late December—stay tuned!

Interpretive Naturalist Interns will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic education staff at a world-class museum in the heart of the Adirondack Park.

Interpretive Naturalist Interns will have the opportunity to work in a 35,000 square foot museum on a 31-acre site featuring over 80 species of live exhibit animals and silver LEED certification for green building design and sustainability initiatives. Interns will also be instrumental in developing and leading programs in the new outdoor experience, Wild Walk as well as leading art programs for audiences of all ages in an interactive art installation, Moments.

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 teambuilding 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. 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. 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. 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. Watch the staff video, 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.

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Set on the banks of the Great Miami River, YMCA Camp Campbell Gard is the perfect setting to experience nature and the outdoors.YMCA Job Listing Set on the banks of the Great Miami River, YMCA Camp Campbell Gard offers programs in outdoor education, challenge adventure, youth and adult retreats and, of course, summer camp. With over 600 acres, you might feel you're in the middle of nowhere, but camp is just 10 minutes away from most city conveniences and 35 minutes to Cincinnati. Lead Naturalists will work as part of a team of enthusiastic, energetic staff members. Staff will teach to groups of 12-20 elementary and middle school aged students, with a curriculum that includes natural science, team building, living history and wildlife adaptations. Other components of the job include hosting meals, curriculum development, nature center feeding/cleaning, organizing evening programs, completing camp projects, facilitating the challenge course and climbing elements, and participating in staff training. Benefits include a salary of $260/week, private room, meals, CPR/first aid certification at no cost, professional development workshops, YMCA membership and WiFi access. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with exceptional people skills; a 2 or 4-year college degree is preferred. Positions are available during the spring (late February to early June) and the fall (August to late November); summer work is also available with summer camp. To apply, email a completed application, cover letter and resume to Darren Corns.

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Outdoor Education Instructors and Interns at Camp Campbell Gard will teach classes in natural science, team building, living history, and recreational camp activities.

As a Lead Naturalist at Camp Campbell Gard, you'll work as part of a team of enthusiastic, energetic staff members, and help provide a positive, supportive atmosphere where children, adults, and families have fun and develop new skills in the outdoors.

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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Spring Season Alert
Accepting resumes for spring season Instructors through January 31st (positions run from late February through the end of May).

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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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. Outdoor Science Instructors will be responsible for planning and teaching a concept-based natural science curriculum, blending a mix of outdoor and classroom settings for students K-12. 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, Instructors travel with students on weeklong residential science camps (that may include backpacking and rafting) across the Pacific Northwest. Positions range in length from March to June or October 2015. Beginning level Instructors typically earn $70/day, plus room and board during programming. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree, working knowledge of ecology concepts, and and a minimum of one year of working with youth in an outdoor setting. Because Instructors live and work in a tight community, flexibility as well as excellent organizational and communication skills are required. Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, and Class B commercial driver's license are required certifications (opportunity for trainings provided). Veterans are encouraged to apply. View complete job descriptions and apply by January 4, 2015!

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OMSI Outdoors Science Camps are the perfect combination of science, adventure, activity, and treasured summer-camp traditions.

The OMSI Outdoor Science Education Program takes a get-in-the-mud, walk-in-the-rain, climb-that-hill, search-those-stars, and ask-lots-of-questions approach to learning. Come live, work and play across the Northwest, from the Pacific Ocean to the top of the Cascades and back down to the deserts of Eastern Oregon as an Outdoor Education Instructor!

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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 a summer Adventure Programs Intern through January 31st AND 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.

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River Ridge Environmental Education Program at the John Knox Center: Nurture. Renew. Inspire.

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. Environmental Education Instructors will assist with all aspects of the environmental education program, including teaching, activity leadership and hosting guest groups. You must be able to lead songs at dinner, make announcements, and maintain classroom materials. RREEP offers about 30 classes total in three categories: academic, team building and outdoor recreation. Training is provided for all classes. You will also be required to lead and facilitate the low and high ropes course. Applicants must possess the ability to clearly communicate with groups of various sizes and ages while exhibiting a positive team attitude. Salary is based on experience, with perks that include onsite housing, meals (when groups are onsite), laundry facility, WiFi access, and use of recreational equipment. Positions are available during the spring (April to May; with a possible extension through November for those with exceptional hospitality skills) and the fall (August to November). 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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

Spring Season Employment Alert
RREEP is seeking Environmental Education Instructors for the spring season (April to May).

Environmental Education Instructors 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 Environmental Education Instructors 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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Spring Season Employment Alert
The Outdoor School is seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for the spring season (ranging from February through late 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 is seeking Field Instructors for the spring season (February to May).

A Mo-Ranch Environmental Leadership Program Field Instructor facilitating at the challenge course.

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.

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Located on Orcas Island, YMCA Camp Orkila has been welcoming kids and teens since 1906.YMCA Job ListingLocated on one of the beaches of Orcas Island in the Puget Sound, YMCA Camp Orkila programs include summer camp, Teen Leadership, Family Camps, Retreats and Conferences, Community Programs and the Outdoor Environmental Education program. Orkila’s facilities comprise of an 18,000-gallon salt water aquarium, salmon hatchery, organic garden, 1,000-foot zip line, several challenge courses, climbing tower, archery range, and crafts center. Seasonal Outdoor Environmental Educators will be responsible for teaching classes in marine & aquatic sciences, terrestrial ecology and earth science as well as facilitating group development and challenge course activities. All staff will work 5 days a week which will include at least two evenings per week and one weekend day facilitating recreation activities for family camp and retreat programs. Positions are available during the spring (mid-March to mid-June) and fall (early September to late October). Compensation includes $230-$250/week (DOE), housing and meals (plus access to the large organic garden), a three week paid in-depth training of the challenge course and science curriculum, opportunities to use sea kayaks, optional discounted WFR training AND caring, fun, adventurous and experienced co-workers! Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in an outdoor/environmental education related field (or equivalent experience), at least one season of experience teaching environmental education, strong communication and leadership skills, current CPR/first aid certification, and a passion for kids. Fill out the online application or email Haley Winchell for more information.

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At Camp Orkila you’ll enjoy views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and spectacular sunsets every night.

Living on an island is a wonderful way of life! Camp Orkila is settled on the Northwest corner of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, which means that you’ll enjoy views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and spectacular sunsets every night. To get to the island, one must take an hour-long ferry ride from Anacortes to Orcas Landing.

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The Mountain Institute: Appalachia Mountain Learning Program

Blending adventure, conservation and education together in a rigorous and challenging environment, The Mountain Institute's Mountain Learning Program highlights physical, emotional, and intellectual growth through experiential learning and discovery. Reflecting respect for mountain cultures and environments, the Spruce Knob Mountain Center campus incorporates Mongolian-inspired yurts with modern dormitories, dining facilities, library, and a 400-acre outdoor classroom encompassing caves, wetlands, fossil beds, endangered species and spectacular views. Seasonal & Resident Field Instructors are the catalyst for teaching and leading programs that combine group interaction with academic topics in this unique backcountry environment. By making observations and drawing out essential lessons for learning and growth, communication, peer relations and leadership topics unfold naturally in a small group setting. Seasonal Instructor positions are offered in the spring and fall (minimum commitment of two months), while Resident Field Instructors bridge the gap from March through mid-November. Benefits include compensation starting at $65/day, room during the length of employment, board during programs, and opportunities for professional development and advancement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Connect with Jeff DeBellis for more information.

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2015 Employment Alert
Planning ahead for 2015? The Mountain Institute will be hiring Resident Instructors (March through November term) beginning January 1, 2015 (with hiring completed through the end of February).

A Field Instructor with The Mountain Institute exploring the great outdoors with his group.

Seasonal and Resident Field Instructors with The Mountain Institute will find hard work is balanced with a tight community of adventurous, dedicated and conscientious professionals who are willing to work for what they believe in.

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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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Spring Season Employment Alert!
Upham Woods is seeking Environmental Educators for the spring season (January to May).

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 Graff through email, call (800) 433-8375 or download an application.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
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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