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Naturalist (long term substitute)


Thursday, February 13, 2020


Walker Creek Ranch / Marin Co. OS

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Petaluma, CA


Walker Creek Ranch is located in rural West Marin on 1700 acres of beautiful ranch land and is owned and operated by Marin County Office of Education. We offer residential environmental education programs tailored toward 5th and 6th grade students. The outdoor school is dedicated to providing equitable, inclusive, and high quality educational experiences for students and teachers that inspire appreciation and stewardship of the natural world.

Overview: This is a long-term substitute Naturalist position that will run from late March 2020 through early June 2020, with the opportunity for additional summer work.

Responsibilities: Create a safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for students to have a positive outdoor experience. Plan and teach hands-on Environmental Science curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Lead activities in various habitats, including bay-oak woodlands, pond, creek, tide pools, and garden. Model and encourage environmentally responsible behavior. Applicants should be physically able to work long hours and participate in strenuous activity. Position requires flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team. Responsibilities also include working two evening programs a week.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with children in Environmental Education, Interpretation, or Outdoor Recreation. Enthusiasm and passion for working with youth outdoors.

Priority Deadline: Apply as soon as possible, position is open until filled.

To apply: send a resume, and three references to:
Abbey Gordon, Naturalist Supervisor
Phone: (415) 491-6602

Compensation Information:

$20.21/hour (Naturalists typically work 32-40 hour weeks). Room and board provided during weeks working.