As an AmeriCorps Member, naturalists will deliver and assist with planning, coordination, and outreach of all Nevada Outdoor School educational programs including field trips, summer camps, special events, classroom lessons, and Outdoor Ethics.
The Naturalist will provide local and rural schools in Humboldt and Elko counties with 45 minute to 1 hour inquiry-science lessons based on school district and NOS curriculum tied to National standards, deliver Outdoor Ethics programming to schools and at special events, plan and facilitate successful summer camp programs, plan and teach all activities for weekend volunteer stewardship projects, gather/obtain and keep tidy all necessary educational supplies. Enter participant numbers into database and help to compile monthly reporting, assist with development and utilize needs assessment tools and/or evaluations, promote Nevada Outdoor School's educational program through various forms of media - via media, assist in recruiting volunteers for educational programs as required, assist in recruiting youth for elective programs, attend trainings, seminars and/or conferences related to service objectives and career development, participate in NOS community and special events
Members will be based in Elko, NV or Winnemucca NV, though travel to the Winnemucca office for training will be required for those based in Elko.
This position is a full time/6 month term.
A stipend of $1,212 a month for the 6 month term will be given, as well as a $1,252 Education award (can be used toward student loans, or for future school tuition) upon completion of 6 months (900 hours) of work.
Please apply at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85154&fromSearch=true
-Candidate must be available to work for 6 month term.
-Candidate must enjoy working with children
-Candidate has an interest in outdoor education
-No housing is provided