Environmental Educator for Watershed Recovery
Company: Snohomish Conservation District
The AmeriCorps Environmental Educator will be a key team member of Snohomish Conservation District’s Youth Education Program, Sound Education by providing high quality environmental education to youth and families throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island with the goal of increasing local awareness and community engagement in Puget Sound watershed recovery efforts. Sound Education provides hands-on environmental education for the protection of natural resources in Snohomish County and Camano Island with the goal of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. Sound Education utilizes pedagogy that is inquiry-based and provocative – encouraging students to be active, empowered critical thinkers. Our lessons include strong hands-on and place-based components to engage learners in meaningful education for the protection of natural resources. The AmeriCorps Environmental Educator will serve with Sound Education team members to implement the following education services to youth and community members: in-classroom presentations/lessons, field trips, interactive/educational booths at community fairs and school STEM and parent nights, youth environmental service learning (serving with youth and families to plant trees and native plants at local restoration sites), teacher workshops, and green schoolyard support. This position is contingent on funding.
The AmeriCorps member’s primary duties will include teaching environmental education classes in elementary and secondary public schools 4-5 days a week, assisting with field trip instruction, leading environmental restoration service learning projects and participating in hands-on school and partner organization STEM nights. Additional member duties include volunteer coordination in support of the Sound Education Field Trip Docent Program and the Annual Plant Sale Youth Volunteer Engagement Program.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, science education, environmental science or related field.
- 6+ months experience working as an educator with K-12 youth.
- Knowledge of environmental subject matter (especially storm water and watersheds) or a sincere desire to study and learn.
- Excellent classroom and behavior management skills.
- Ability to adapt teaching style and content to meet the diverse needs of students.
- Strong public speaking skills: loud voice with clear enunciation and pacing- presenting in a confident, engaging manner that draws in the audience.
- Preferred: experience with NGSS and Common Core standards.
- Preferred: experience working in school classrooms
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EEO & Affirmative Action Statements
Snohomish Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetic information. We strongly encourage and seek applications from individuals with a bilingual and/or bicultural background.