The Naturalist Educator position supports Utah Conservation Corp’s mission by training the participant in the field of environmental education, giving them hands-on experience teaching and developing educational curricula, and provides an introduction to the world of environmental non-profits. Our ideal candidate will have experience teaching in and outside the classroom, and is comfortable developing curriculum. The Naturalist Educator needs to be an organized, collaborative, independent worker who is excited about SNC’s mission and will be a positive ambassador for environmental education in the local community.
Start Date: Monday, August 28th
Work closely with the Director of Education to provide teaching opportunities and interact with the public to further the mission of Stokes Nature Center.
Lead SNC’s school programs for grades K-5. Classes are typically 1.5 – 2 hours in length.
Teach an assortment of environmental education topics to grades K-4 at the Bear River Charter School and to homeschool students.
Work with the Director of Education to update and develop environmental education curriculum in accordance with Utah state core standards.
Assist with organizing, promoting, and leading scout programs, naturalist walks/lectures/hikes and community educational events. These are typically offered on evenings and weekends.
Assist with development of educational programming geared towards promoting the Logan Canyon Children’s Forest.
Provide additional support for our Summer Camp program, may include: leading summer camp, assisting in camp curriculum planning & development, and ordering & collecting camp supplies.
SNC offers summer camps that are from half-day programs for 4-7 year olds and multi-day to week-long camps for ages 7+. Camps start in June and run through the second week of August.
SNC will be hiring additional camp staff for the summer. Camp sizes are typically 12 kids. Some are held at SNC, but most take place elsewhere in the canyon.
Occasionally assist with community outreach events and informational/education booths at different festivals.
This is a full-time AmeriCorps appointment that requires the member to complete 1700 hours of service over the course of approximately one year. This means that UCC members will generally work 40 hours per week, depending on the season and program needs. Schedule will vary week to week and applicants must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.
Monthly Living Stipend
$1,048.48 per month, paid bi-weekly
All medical and dental health coverage reimbursements
Equivalent to $300 or more on the marketplace
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of service
The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans.
Up to $194 per month in Food Assistance
Childcare (for qualified members)
Federal student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment during term
Workers compensation coverage
Attend Utah Society for Environmental Educators (USEE) Annual Conference
USEE certification course in Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD
Access to Utah Nonprofit Association’s peer-to-peer learning, workshops, and online resources
ABOUT STOKES NATURE CENTER
Stokes Nature Center is a nonprofit organization is the gateway to Logan Canyon. We promote outdoor exploration, nature education, and foster environmental appreciation and stewardship for people of all ages.
From nature preschool and school groups, to summer camps, nature hikes, and community events, Stokes helps people get unplugged and into the Great Outdoors to discover the wonders of nature.
Founded in 1997 by a dedicated group of teachers, parents, and community members, the
Allen & Alice Stokes Nature Center has maintained excellence in nature education for two decades. We offer programs at our center in Logan Canyon, our property in Nibley, Cache Valley schools, and at various outdoor locations in the surrounding valley and mountains.