Naturalist and Camp Coordinator

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Reno, NV
United States

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This position is responsible for assisting with preparing and implementing “Great Basin Naturalists”, Environmental Science camps and STEM-based curriculum for school field studies. This is an AmeriCorps position with the Great Basin Institute located within the Galena Creek Recreation Area. This is a 1200 hour AmeriCorps service term for 33 weeks beginning March 14th and extending through October 28th, 2022.

• Assist with the planning, implementation, and teaching of Great Basin Institute at Galena Environmental Science Education Field Study Programs comprising theme-based activities that capitalize on the unique natural setting of Galena Creek Park and the Sierra Nevada region. Themes include natural and cultural history topics such as Animals, Plants, Water, Ecosystems, etc. that allow children to experience the outdoors through discovery-based, STEM education;
• Assist in implementation of the Great Basin Institute at Galena’s Camps and School Residential Field Studies to ensure the success and safety of these programs. School Break Camps and Residential/Extended School Field Studies include hands-on games, hikes, educational activities, teambuilding, field trips, guest presenters, exploration and play. Staff and Students/campers stay in the beautiful WeChMe Lodge three nights a week for residential summer camp and varying length of times for residential school field studies;
• Assist with the a comprehensive summer camp program serving children ages 8-17. Includes the planning, marketing, promotion, scheduling, educating, execution, and evaluation;

And other duties as assigned.