Over 150 preschoolers are enrolled throughout the school year in our nationally-recognized outdoor nature preschool. Nature Preschool Teachers, in conjunction with the teaching team, establish an outdoor nature-based early childhood program within the philosophical guidelines of the Nature Preschool and provide effective program implementation.
We know that young children learn best through in-person, play-based experiences. At our Nature Preschool, we follow a curriculum that is based on the seasons and takes into account the children’s interests and needs. In fall, we watch the monarchs migrating, learn why leaves change color and discover turtles basking on logs. In winter, we follow tracks in the snow and explore the ice forms along Lake Michigan. In spring, we tap maple trees and delight in the discovery of new life in our ponds.
A great opportunity for someone looking to enter the field. Learn from expert naturalists at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hone your skills for a career in nature education. Join a team environment where all training is provided, shadow experienced educators and ultimately teach programs.
The Spring Internship program runs March-May
The Raptor Educator provides formal education and community outreach programs for the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. This professional works as a member of a team that is responsible for a variety of tasks related to the Raptor Program, including teaching, animal care, volunteer coordination and training. The position reports to the Raptor Manager.
The Executive Director is the chief administrative and development officer working to advance Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. The Executive Director will be a strong strategic-thinking leader and charismatic facilitator, who is able to raise significant funds to continue the successful operation of one of the nation’s premiere nature centers. Working with the Board and staff of 55 people, the Executive Director will manage an annual operating budget of $3M, comprised of diverse revenue streams.
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is offering up to three unpaid Summer Camp Internships. This intern program is designed to provide undergraduate or graduate college students with an opportunity to gain practical experience teaching students from elementary through middle school. By working with professional Naturalist educators, interns will develop outdoor teaching skills and learn how to incorporate their knowledge of Wisconsin natural history into lesson plans for young students.