This position is ideal for individuals interested in the environment or those looking for teaching experience.
We are currently recruiting for energetic professionals to serve as Field Naturalists for the OCDE Inside the Outdoors (ITO) School, Field and Community Programs. Our ITO School, Field, and Community Programs are unique and hands-on science, social science, and environmental education programs. Field Naturalists teach science and environmental education to students, kindergarten through 12th grade. The students spend the day at one of the various field sites throughout Orange County. Students will study tide pools, chaparrals, riparian (stream), and estuary ecosystems. Information on Native American lifestyles, living history, and geology are also integrated into the program. Information on Native American lifestyles, living history, and geology are also integrated into the program.
Field Sites. Upper Newport Bay, Crystal Cove State Park, Modjeska Canyon Nature Preserve, George Key Ranch, Shipley Nature Center, Helena Modjeska House, Mt. San Antonio College, Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Rancho Soñado, and Irvine Regional Park.
Key Responsibilities Include:
. Lead and instruct small groups of K-6th grade students during hands-on science and social science day long Field Trips at various sites within Orange County.
. Conduct natural science activities in a variety of ecosystems for a group approximately 20 students, participating classroom teachers, and adult chaperones.
. Clean animal cages and feed and handle a variety of animals, including rats and snakes.
. Hike on trails for up to one mile, using traverse stairs and uneven terrain, while carrying equipment.
. Field Naturalist experience preferred but willing to train
. Knowledge of science and/or social science a plus
We are accepting applications for positions for the 2017-2018 school year. All applications must be submitted online, visit ito.ocde.us to apply! We will be interviewing applicants over the summer with positions starting in mid-September.