Summer Educator Position Overview:
This full time, 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 through natural science education. Summer Educators coordinate, support, and teach our week-long day camps, overnight camps, and Earth Explorers program.
Professional development is another component of this internship position provided through individual sustainability research projects, field trips, training in sustainable tourism and management systems. Interns rotate through a schedule working on projects for various programs within Walking Mountains Science Center’s Sustainability & Stewardship Program Department, with an emphasis on ‘Zero Waste’ events.
This is a professional growth position and Naturalists develop skills and knowledge in Rocky Mountain ecology, teaching, interpretation, public speaking, and community conservation efforts throughout their tenure.
Naturalists rotate through a schedule working at different locations leading a variety of programs. Naturalists work with all-age groups and children’s groups, from pre-K through 12 years old, and present programs to adults, families, and mixed-aged audiences.
Come work, learn and play in our beautiful mountain community! Walking Mountains Science Center is now accepting applications for our multi-faceted graduate fellowship. This is a unique 2 year and 3 month commitment through which Natural Science Educators will teach summer science camps and school field science programs while they simultaneously participate in a Master of Arts graduate program through University of Northern Colorado and earn an M.A. in Science Education.
This full-time, year-round position is responsible for oversight of Walking Mountains field science, after school and summer youth programs. The Youth Programs Director is an educational leadership and management position currently reporting to the President.
This is a seasonal, non-exempt position, primarily responsible for assisting in implementation of a summer high school internship at Walking Mountains Science Center (June – July) that corresponds to monitoring and restoration projects funded by the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and conducted by the United States Forest Service (USFS). This position is also responsible for completion of physically demanding field work with the USFS (August – October).
Naturalist Interns present interpretive talks and walks, environmental education lessons, and sustainability outreach programs. Naturalists also staff and maintain visitor centers at Walking Mountains Science Center and our partner locations (Vail Nature Center, Vail Resorts’ Nature Discovery Center, and US Forest Service – White River National Forest). Additional programs are offered in partnership with Sylvan Lake State Park and the Town of Vail.
Naturalist Interns present interpretive talks and walks, environmental education lessons, and sustainability outreach programs. Naturalists rotate through a schedule working at various recycling centers and nature/visitor centers. Naturalists develop programs and lessons, guide hikes, present interpretive evening programs, and teach environmental education lessons. Naturalist staff “Zero Waste” events to manage recycling, waste diversion, and composting stations.
Spend your summer teaching natural science to kids of all ages, hike and explore in the Rocky Mountains, and inspire a connection between students and the natural world! Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, Colorado is currently hiring for our Summer Educator position. The Summer Educator prepares, supports, and co-teaches week-long summer science day camps, overnight camps based out of backcountry huts, and the Earth Explorers program.
Duration of Position: May 30 - August 18, 2017.
This permanent, full-time year-round position coordinates and teaches the Natural Resource Internship for high school students during the summer and teaches Field Science Programs for youth throughout the school year. A primary responsibility of the Environmental Stewardship Coordinator is to partner with the U.S. Forest Service on conservation projects that engage high school students in hands-on projects and field data collection.