The STEM Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and teaching the STEM Curiosity Lab afterschool program for 6th-8th grade students at their middle schools. Primary responsibilities include program instruction, curriculum development and revision, and materials management. The STEM Coordinator also collaborates with contract co-instructors, graduate fellows, and other Walking Mountains staff who help teach the program.
Naturalist Interns staff nature centers and lead environmental education and interpretive programs in the Vail, Colorado area. This is a full-time, seasonal professional growth position where Naturalists develop skills and knowledge in Rocky Mountain ecology, environmental education, interpretation, public speaking, and community conservation efforts throughout their tenure.
Sustainability Interns gain new skills in environmental sustainability while providing education and outreach in the Eagle Valley community. Interns will learn hands-on skills in fostering sustainable behaviors while also gaining valuable experience in how mountain communities, governments, and businesses are taking action and monitoring their environmental impacts.
Naturalist Interns staff nature centers and lead environmental education and interpretive programs in the Vail, Colorado area. This is a full-time, seasonal professional growth position where Naturalists develop skills and knowledge in Rocky Mountain ecology, environmental education, interpretation, public speaking, and conservation efforts throughout their tenure.
This permanent, full-time position is responsible for the backcountry hike and snowshoe programs of the organization as well as for public community science programming. This person plays an important role in outreach to adult audiences and creating program revenue for the department. The Community Science Coordinator works at the Avon office and throughout the Eagle River Valley and White River National Forest.
This full time, 2 year and 3-month position at Walking Mountains Science Center is responsible for serving the organization with a personal commitment to awakening a sense of wonder and inspiring environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. The Graduate Fellow position requires dedication to experiential learning, environmental education, natural science education, and life-long learning.
The STEM Instructor is a part-time position (10-15 hours per week), during the academic school year (late Sept-May). Responsibilities include teaching STEM-based curriculum offered to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade after school at their public middle schools. Primary responsibilities include program instruction, materials preparation, and program data collection. Instructors build relationships and mentor students while inspiring curiosity through natural science education.
The Walking Mountains Science Center Sustainability Fellowship is a 13-month full-time position that provides the opportunity to deeply engage in collaborative thinking and skill development with the focus of climate action education, implementation, and outreach.
This seasonal position (6/1/21 - 10/14/21) is responsible for the implementation of the Natural Resource Internship, a summer opportunity for high schoolers at Walking Mountains Science Center, focusing on monitoring and restoration projects managed by the United States Forest Service and funded by the National Forest Foundation. Upon the conclusion of the high school summer internship, this position transitions to focus on the completion of physically demanding field work with the USFS.
This summer seasonal position at Walking Mountains Science Center (Avon, Colorado) is responsible for serving the organization with a personal commitment to awakening a sense of wonder and inspiring environmental stewardship through natural science education. Summer Educators coordinate, support, and teach our week-long day camps, overnight camps, and Earth Explorers program.