Summer Environmental Educator

The Nature Place

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $430/wk living stipend ($6020 total) , $1956.35 estimated Education Award
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Summer Environmental Educators will work with other team members to design, lead and evaluate outdoor-focused, theme-based day camps for ages 4 – 12. Training will be provided in child development, group management, first aid, team work, animal care, program policies, safety procedures and other relevant topics.

Required Experience:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Passionate about environmental causes and being a part of the community surrounding environmental service
  • Dependable; able to fulfill commitment to term of service
  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check
  • Experience working with small groups of children ages 4 – 12, a plus
  • Experience in outdoor recreation, a plus
  • Comfortable with learning how to care for and handle live education animals including reptiles and invertebrates
  • Willing to learn and implement teaching strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion

More INformation: 

Department: The Nature Place

Status:  Seasonal Full Time

Position Dates: May 28 – Aug 28, 2024 (some flexibility in end date)

Schedule:  Full Time – Mon. – Friday 40 hours/week

Reports to: Environmental Education Program Manager

Starting salary $430.00/wk paid bi weekly, exempt from overtime

Benefits: Week of 6/30 – 7/7/2024 PTO;  Child care assistance, food bank, laundry facility.

About The Nature Place:
The Nature Place (TNP) is a nature-focused community center open to the public, located in beautiful Myrick Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Our mission is to inspire and cultivate meaningful connections between people and nature, for the benefit of both. We offer nature education programs and community events for all ages and our unique space is available to visit during open hours or to rent for special events and meetings. The Nature Place is your space, year-round, rain or shine.

The Nature Place occupies the ancestral lands of the Ho-Chunk.

Read More: natureplacelacrosse.org/about/land-acknowledgement

Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
We expect members of our staff to be justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion leaders within the organization and in our community. Staff is expected to continually create and support a culture of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs. Staff should seek to remove barriers to participation and create a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals, especially those who have been traditionally marginalized in the environmental field. This includes, but is not limited to BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, Hispanic/Latinx, and individuals with a disability. Staff lead with an anti-racist mindset, and continually evaluate policies and procedures, and identify and provide feedback on those that do not support justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


To apply: complete online application at: https://wiscorps.wufoo.com/forms/zs318001rgpj8l/

Or contact : Cindy.Blobaum@natureplacelacrosse.org for more information or paper application.

Applications and interviews conducted on a rolling basis.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Environmental Education , Outdoor Recreation
Tags Nature Center