Environmental Educator, National Audubon Society
Posted by National Audubon Society on November 5, 2019
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
The Environmental Educator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering dynamic, high-quality education to our visitors, guests, and partner organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, school based programs, field trips, adult education, and tours.
- Work with the Center Manager to design and implement programs and services that will keep schools and community groups engaged with The Discovery Center.
- Promote and market school based programs to the Strawberry Mansion community.
- Lead tours and education experiences for groups visiting the Discover Center.
- Deliver in-class education to neighborhood schools. Focusing on elementary aged children.
- With the Center Manager, design and implement new education programs for schools, camps, and visitors.
- Work with Delaware River Watershed team to bring educational programming to partner sites (Cobbs Creek, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford, Darby Creek)
- Use background and knowledge of the neighborhood to provide educational interpretation to Discovery Center guests and visitors.
- Schedule, design and teach education programs both in the classroom, at the sanctuary and in afterschool settings.
- Work with Center Manager to develop and implement education programs that advance the understanding and conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats and engage people of diverse backgrounds along the Atlantic Flyway.
- Develop lesson plans with Center Manager to include watershed education.
- Assist Center Manager in staffing front desk during open hours.
- Some nights and weekends required.
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