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Job Opportunity: Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher/Experiential Educator – Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center/University of Maine Systems

University of Maine LogoLakeside Classroom Field Teacher-Experiential Educator-Maine
Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center: University of Maine Systems
Location: Bryant Pond, Maine
Website: http://umaine.edu/bryantpond/

Live in Maine and join a team of energetic outdoor professionals looking to share their love of the outdoors and sciences to people of all ages and backgrounds.  We are looking for dedicated educators who truly enjoy passing on the treasures of the natural world and the importance of community in our human existence.

Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher-Job Details
Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center is seeking qualified, high-energy individuals to work in our Lakeside Classroom.  The mission of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond is to educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability and conservation through affordable, experiential learning. Our campus is nestled on the shores of Lake Christopher in Bryant Pond, Maine with 160 acres of forest and mountain trails leading to remote campsites, streams, ponds, wetlands, and a mountain summit.

Candidates will be considered for any combination of the three seasons; spring, summer or fall.  A seven-month Field Teacher would work during the summer at Bryant Pond as a counselor in the summer camp program leading ecology, survival, arts, hunter safety or adventure programming.  In the spring and fall, a seven-month Field Teacher would support the Lakeside Classroom residential school program.  This program focuses on teaching environmental education and teambuilding to students, kindergarten through college. We reach over 3,000 school children in our year-round Lakeside Classroom programs in 2015.  We also work with over 900 youth in our open enrollment summer camp. The seven-month positions run mid April-early November, with limited opportunity for winter extensions in afterschool and expeditionary roles.

The primary responsibility of Field Teachers is to provide students with high quality programming in ecology, teambuilding, challenge course, climbing wall, and outdoor skills.  Group management and group building skills are an important part of this position, and make up to 70% of what we do.

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Job Opportunity: Natural Resource Specialist 1 (Interpretation/Education Specialist) – Oregon Department of Forestry (Deadline: 02/10/16)

Salary: $3,045.00 – $4,423.00 Monthly
Location: Tillamook, OR
Job Type: Seasonal Department
Forestry-Northwest Oregon Area
Job Number: ODF16-0057
Closing date and time: 2/10/2016 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

There are two seasonal full-time positions open with the Oregon Department of Forestry located at the Tillamook Forest Center.  These seasonal positions generally work from mid-March through early September or early May through November. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for these NRS 1 positions and other seasonal NRS 1 vacancies as they occur. For specific questions regarding this recruitment please contact Fran McReynolds, Director at (503) 815-6817.

The Tillamook Forest Center is a visitor center located on the Wilson River on Highway 6 in the Oregon Coast Range, about an hour’s drive west of downtown Portland and 30 minutes east of Tillamook.

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Mission is – To serve the people of Oregon through the protection, management, and promotion of a healthy forest environment, which will enhance Oregon’s livability and economy for today and tomorrow. ODF is a multi-programmed, multi-funded public agency chartered and structured to administer the forest laws and policies of the State of Oregon, within the framework of sustainable forests, for the benefit of all Oregonians.

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Job Opportunity: Environmental Educator – University of Georgia (Deadline: 02/08/16)

Fortson 4-H Center LogoEnvironmental Educator
University of Georgia
Hampton, Georgia
Website: http://www.fortson4h.org/

Fortson 4-H Center is looking for a seasonal Environmental Educator for our Spring season (with the opportunity to continue in the Fall season). Our Spring season currently runs February – May; Fall currently runs August – November. Schools come to our center during the school year for 1, 2 or 3 day field studies that focus on up to 4 class areas: Ecology, Living History, Team Building and Outdoor Skills. Located in Hampton, GA, live and work just 30 minutes south of downtown Atlanta and Georgia’s major natural & man-made attractions, while still being nestled away on 77 acres of quiet forest!

PRIMARY DUTIES: Teach 2-hour interdisciplinary, research-based environmental and outdoor education classes to grades K-12. Class subjects focus on 4 areas: Ecology, Living History, Team Building and Outdoor Skills.

SECONDARY DUTIES: Curriculum development, provide leadership to school groups participating in the program, animal husbandry, maintain teaching laboratories, assist with facilities and grounds maintenance and other duties as assigned. The typical workweek is flexible – some night and weekend work may be required. Some travel to teach at other sites may be required. Extensive training in environmental education is provided upon employment. Qualifications

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Job Opportunity: Outdoor Education Instructor – Nuhop (Application Deadline: 02/26/16)

Nuhop Center LogoOutdoor Education Instructor
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Website: http://www.nuhop.org

Outdoor Education Instructors Needed!

Closing Date: 2/26/16

Nuhop is located next to the beautiful Mohican State Forest in Perrysville, Ohio. We are currently in need of qualified outdoor education instructors for the spring season. The season runs from March 21 to May 27.

Nuhop was originally started as a summer camp in 1974 for children with learning disabilities, as well as an outdoor education school for 6th graders. It has since evolved to include a spring and fall outdoor education program for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade classes from across Ohio. Nuhop provides a balance between experiential, outdoor and environmental education philosophies. We focus on academic and interpersonal skills in an outdoor classroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attend and participate in a week long in-service/training, attend additional trainings throughout the season
  • Lead environmental and experiential morning, afternoon, and occasional evening classes (such as geology, survival, ecology, canoeing, night hike, etc)
  • Facilitate challenge course and high ropes course activities for various groups
  • Some overnight responsibilities
  • Occasional day long workshop facilitation with school, college, and corporate groups

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Funded Research Opportunity: Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship – The Morton Arboretum (Deadline: 02/29/16)

Morton Arboretum LogoCenter for Tree Science – Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
Website: http://www.mortonarb.org/ctsurf
Category: Botany, Ecology, Restoration

Students in the Center for Tree Science – Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend ten weeks at The Morton Arboretum conducting independent research under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. Students participate in weekly activities, such as seminars, fieldtrips, and social events. At the end of the program, students will be required to prepare a scientific paper and give presentations of their work in a student research symposium at The Morton Arboretum.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a 4-year, undergraduate program in environmental studies. The CTS-URF is generally focused on urban ecology, with topics in tree biology, urban biodiversity, urban forestry, arboriculture, root biology, soil science, forest ecology, plant systematics, pathology, entomology, tree conservation, and restoration ecology.

The 2016 program dates are June 13 through August 19. Successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Applications are accepted from January 1 to February 29, 2016. To apply for the CTS-URF program, undergraduate students should submit the following to Christine Carrier at ccarrier@mortonarb.org:
1) A cover letter describing (one page maximum): why you would like to participate in the CTS-URF program, your career goals and explain how participating in this program might help you meet those goals, any prior research you have conducted, and your mentor and/or research area preference.
2) A curriculum vitae or resume.
3) A letter of reference from an instructor or advisor from your academic institution.
4) Official or unofficial transcript from your academic institution.

Internship Opportunity: Conservation Public Policy Intern – National Wild Turkey Federation

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Location: Edgefield , South Carolina
Website: http://nwtf.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-715297.html?jb=3&
Category: Policy And Law

The Conservation Public Policy Intern will assist NWTF’s professional staff in researching and promoting public policy priorities affecting wildlife and habitat management, forestry, hunting and other conservation and sportsmen’s issues. The Intern will be responsible for monitoring and tracking legislation, conducting research and developing briefing documents to inform the NWTF’s position on proposed public policy, and prepping internal and external marketing materials. The Intern will work closely with the Director of Lands and Policy and Conservation Programs Department Directors and Program Managers on public policy efforts at the Federal and State level.

• Researching wildlife conservation and management, forestry, and hunting policy issues
• Preparing background information for use in testimony, letters, or comments
• Developing and writing policy related fact sheets, briefs, and action alerts
• Monitoring and tracking key legislative priorities
• Develop state / district level fact sheets about NWTF accomplishments and priorities
• Support NWTF’s state and federal conservation initiatives

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Job Opportunity: Park Specialist – City of Monrovia

Park Specialist
City of Monrovia
Canyon Park, California
Website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/monrovia/default.cfm?action=viewJob&j

The City of Monrovia is engaged in an exciting process of renewal to enhance its position as one of the premier municipalities in the nation, and we are looking for a unique and special individual to join our team as a Park Specialist with the Public Services Department – Library and Recreation Division. The ideal candidate we are looking for is anything but ordinary – in fact, we are looking for the extraordinary!

Projects and Assignments Include:
Ø Foot patrol urban and natural parks and trails
Ø Lead educational and community tours
Ø Restore natural habitats
Ø Maintain and oversee educational, live animal and interpretative displays
Ø Maintain trails and grounds
Ø Organize and coordinate volunteer and community outreach programs

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