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Field Instructor


Thursday, February 7, 2019


Whiskeytown Environmental School

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Viola, CA


Located just outside Lassen National Park (in Northern California), Whiskeytown Environmental School is a dynamic residential outdoor science school for 5th and 6th graders. The curriculum is centered around observation, appreciation, and environmental concepts taught through a learn-by-doing approach with a variety of scientific experiments, investigations, games, observations, and action-oriented activities. Field Instructors prepare lessons and lead instructional picnic hikes with groups of 12-25 students in the great outdoors, teach science curriculum, basic hiking and navigation skills, team building, and promote community and land stewardship ethics. Additional duties include facilitating meals, recreation, and evening programs as well as mentoring cabin leaders. Pay is $12/hour, with housing and meals (during program times). Positions run from February to late May. Applicants must be college graduates who appreciate sharing knowledge of the natural world with others, love working with children, and enjoy telling a good story and/or playing an instrument. Flexibility, a positive attitude and a sense of humor are absolutely required, and a private car is strongly encouraged. To apply, email or mail your cover letter, resume and three references to Lena Martin at

Compensation Information:

$12/hour plus housing and meals while school is in session.