Success in this role requires genuine enthusiasm and care for teaching children, from a multitude of backgrounds and varying levels of comfort learning outdoors, about urban nature. Equally important in this role is having patience and understanding for adult volunteers who have varying levels of comfort in a teaching situation, and who have busy lives outside of the FUN program. We are specifically seeking FUN Contractors available on Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, and May 7 from 11:30am-2:45pm.
The Finding Urban Nature (FUN) program introduces third and fourth graders to urban nature in their schoolyard habitats. Using their schoolyard as an outdoor learning lab, students discover interconnections between plants, animals, and non-living things.
Seattle Audubon’s Nature Camp Naturalists teach place-based ecology, cultural, and art education activities to youth between the ages of 5-15. Naturalists work with a team of professional educators to ensure Nature Camp participants have memorable, fun, and outdoorsy summer experiences, and aim to support the mission of Seattle Audubon. This is a full-time, non-exempt, seasonal position that runs from June 19 -September 1.
Lead urban nature discovery and science enrichment programs for children and teens in the Seattle area. Work alongside a crew of committed and enthusiastic Seattle Audubon staff and volunteers. This AmeriCorps position runs from September 17, 2016-July 31, 2017 and is based out of Seattle Audubon's north Seattle office.
Nature Camp Naturalists deliver top-notch educational programs for youth through Nature Day Camps and support and promote the mission of Seattle Audubon. This is a full-time seasonal position (June 20-Sept 2), emphasizing experiential outdoor activities that instill an appreciation of nature for children and teens. Each week is a different theme, from Tide Pool Treasures (grades 1-3) to Habitat Restoration Rangers (grades 4-6) to Young Birders for middle schoolers.