Environmental Education Coordinator

WisCorps

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Service Description

Camp Ehawee’s Environmental Education Coordinator will be responsible for leading garden and nature focused programs for girls attending Summer Camp as they complete the badge requirements for each week. The Placement will lead activities such as planting, harvesting, and live animal presentations. They will also act as the caretaker for the animals in the nature center. The Placement will provide meaningful experiences for girls as they teach and guide them through nature based curriculum.
Member will be certified in First AID/CPR/AED at Camp Ehawee.

Responsibilities

Programming

  • Lead and implement garden Girl Scout badge curriculum
  • Lead nature center programs and hikes on site
  • Handle live animals (such as snakes, salamanders, turtles, rabbits) for presentations
  • Supervise campers’ participation in structured and unstructured outdoor activities
  • Be responsible for maintaining the health and safety of campers
  • Help campers follow directions and rules
  • Teach skills necessary to help the camper live comfortably in the camp setting and promote a sense of responsibility toward preservation of natural resources
  • Help each girl learn to respect the rights of others, the environment, and appreciate herself and others
    Career Exploration/Conservation Skills
  • Assist with development and maintenance of Camp Ehawee garden
  • Construction and maintenance of gardening trails for easy access for individuals of all abilities
  • Non-native plant removal and disposal as well as re-vegetation of native plants
  • Restoration and improvement of area ecosystems as related to assigned tasks
  • Care and supervision of nature center animals
  • Supervise and assist with nature center cleaning, sanitation and care of supplies and equipment
    Camp Support
  • Participate in pre-camp staff training
  • Keep records, create reports, and return completed paperwork on time
  • Comprehend and implement emergency procedures, through regular practice drills

Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Experience in teaching, guiding and working with children
  • Willingness to subscribe to the philosophy of the Girl Scout program and enroll as a Girl Scout member
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Willing to be outside in irregular weather conditions
  • Physical demands and service environment regularly requires the service member to be outdoors in wooded areas and on uneven natural paths

To apply for this job please visit wiscorps.wufoo.com.