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Outdoor Educator


Monday, March 16, 2020


San Joaquin Outdoor Education

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La Honda, CA


Are you interested in living and working in the beautiful redwood forest of California? Do you have a passion for educational equity? Are you ready to create meaningful, life-changing learning experiences for youth?

We are looking for motivated educators looking to guide low income and diverse students from California’s San Joaquin County through the outdoors.

We are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to live and work in community together and serve as role models and leaders for youth as they learn about themselves and their world.

San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Outdoor Education program at Jones Gulch is a five-day residential outdoor education program nestled in a second old growth redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Naturalist Interns lead groups of 15-22 students (5th and 6th graders) on educational hikes, exploring habitats on the Coastal Range – redwood forest, chaparral, mountains, Pacific Ocean, tide pools, brackish marsh, pond and stream ecosystems. Curriculum and inquiry based, student centered activities tie directly to the Next Generation Science Standards. Interns lead meals and evening activities including: night hike, ocean prep class, and campfire programs. The internship also includes staff training and weekly professional development.

Dates: Late August 2020 to Late May 2021, 34 weeks plus 2 weeks of training

Compensation Information:

Salary: $330 per week, plus room and board provided for the duration.
Medical: $900 medical/dental reimbursement for the year

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