Pacific Environmental Education Center

Fort Bragg, California

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $130/day plus room and board (meals during program only)
Deadline Dec 15, 2023
A PEEC Naturalist leading students along the California Coast.

Pacific Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is looking for an energetic person to be a naturalist at a well established residential outdoor education center located on the Pacific Coast in Mendocino County.  Duties will include leading students in multi-day lessons on science and environmental education in the tide pools, sand dunes, and redwood forest of Northern California. Pay is commensurate with experience.  


  • Lead groups of students in multi-day, hands-on, experiential and interactive environmental education and scientific explorations.
  • Model responsible environmental literacy and environmental conservation.
  • Manage students to successfully achieve the goals of the program and effectively adjust activities and programming according to the age, background and needs of the participants.
  • Foster a safe and inclusive learning environment by delivering culturally responsive content, presenting multiple and balanced perspectives, amended by connecting subject matter to the lives and community of participants.
  • Maintain student safety and comfort throughout long days on varied terrain, and adhere to risk management and COVID-19 Protocols.
  • Participate in and lead evening programs (i.e night hikes, stargazing, campfire) after field days, multiple evenings per session.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in science or a field related to environmental education and/or equivalent professional and life experiences
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexible and long hours
  • CPR & First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain before start date

Tentative Timeline:

  • Start March 4th: Paid Staff Training
  • 8-10 weeks of 3-5 day School Programming
  • Potential for rehire for Fall Season (September-November 2024)


  • $130 to $150 daily, dependent on education and experience as outlined by PEEC
  • Housing is provided on site at MacKerricher State Park for duration of the program
  • Meals provided during school programming

Please send resume and cover letter to: director@peectidepools.org

We will start scheduling interviews on a rolling basis until our season is fully staffed!

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Category Environmental Education
Tags Naturalist, Nature Center