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Assists with the development and delivery of the Eco-Act Environmental Leadership Program for high school students, Outdoor Youth Corps (OYC), and other community education programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participates in creating, preparing, and implementing all aspects of the Eco-Act and Outdoor Youth Corps programs.
- Develops and delivers environmental education lessons and activities.
- Assists with the instruction and supervision of students for K-12 school programs, afterschool, and community education programming.
- Assists the Community Programs team through the preparation and delivery of school or community programs as directed by the supervisor.
- Creates a positive, healthy, and safe learning environment for students that is developmentally and culturally appropriate.
- Implements programs primarily at the Main Garden campus and may deliver programs at any of the Garden campuses or at designated off-site locations (field trips, outreach, school partnerships, Eco-Act/Outdoor Youth Corps extended outdoor experiences and community events).
- Facilitates formal and informal discussions with students that directly connect to high school science content concepts.
- Mentors high school students in building an understanding of effective environmental education teaching strategies and career opportunities.
- Facilitates stewardship building activities that connects high school students to the environment through nature-based, outdoor experiences (such as camping, rock-climbing, field trips).
- Acts as liaison with community partners; collaborates and communicates to develop hands-on works projects that support Eco-Act and OYC participant skill development and partner need.
- Collaborates with Education Division colleagues, Garden staff, and area educators to develop evaluate or review best practices, program development, and teaching methods.
- Purchases, prepares, organizes, and maintains teaching, field trip, and extended trip supplies.
- Makes arrangements, reservations, and schedules transportation for program field trips.
- Maintains databases and files of student information and program photos.
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Education, Education, Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or a related field. An equivalent combination of skills, education, and experience may be considered.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification. Lifeguard certification preferred.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification.
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