The individual in this position is an employee of AmeriCorps 4H that will perform duties for Des Moines County Conservation, as set out in this document, under the direct supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator. The individual plans, develops, and presents environmental education, interpretation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation programs for youth summer camps, school programs, afterschool programs, youth groups, and the public.
The Naturalist is a permanent full time employee of Des Moines County Conservation that participates in the delivery of the department’s environmental education programs. Headquartered at Starr’s Cave Nature Center in Burlington, Iowa, the Naturalist provides interpretation, conservation education, outdoor recreation and public relations programs and develops associated written, audiovisual and display materials. The Naturalist also assists with the nature center maintenance and operations.