Ecology Educator

The Ecology School Saco, Maine
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Located on Saco Bay on the southern coast of Maine. The Ecology School provides experiential ecology education for K-8th grade students from schools throughout New England.  The Ecology School hires 15 Ecology Educators each term to teach in its various programs which begin each Monday morning and end each Friday afternoon.  Educators work primarily with the residential programs (school groups on site for up to a week at a time) but may also spend time delivering day programs (day long field trips for school groups) or outreach (in school programming).  There are two terms each school year-- the fall session (early September through mid-November) and the spring session (mid-March through mid-June).

Ecology Educators develop and lead ecosystem-based lessons for groups of 10-12 students.  Lessons focus on the ecology of areas such as the coastal forest, beach, dunes, rocky tide pools, and a salt marsh estuary. Each educator is also responsible for shared supervision of students between and after lessons plus some general maintenance of the site and program.  All educators are given a week of training prior to teaching children, which includes covering general knowledge of coastal ecosystems, basic ecology, narrative education and the methodology of teaching children experientially in the out-of-doors.  Although sample lesson plans are provided in the Teaching Guide, educators are encouraged to create and develop their own lesson plans and activities within the Ecology School framework.

HOW TO APPLY

To Apply, please submit application (form found on website www.theecologyschool.org), cover letter and resume to:

Alexandra Grindle, Director of Programs, alex@theecologyschool.org.  Positions will be filled on a rolling basis and applications accepted until positions are filled.  

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