Position Available – Environmental Educator (Gr. 3 program)

Peninsula Streams Society (PSS) has a term position available for their Gr. 3 Environmental Education program, which takes place over a three week period (May-June 2015). PSS is a Saanich Peninsula-based non-profit that undertakes environmental restoration projects, supports stewardship initiatives and groups, and delivers environmental education programs.

Position: Environmental Educator – Gr. 3 ‘Watershed and Salmon Lifecycle’ Program

Apply by: ASAP

Term position dates: Monday May 25th – Friday June 12th 2015. Each day’s start/end time may be slightly different, and may run from ~8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Wage: $22/hour

PSS seeks a dynamic, self-motivated person to help deliver our Gr. 3 Environmental Education program. The program is delivered to over 500 Gr. 3 students at ~11 school locations on the Saanich Peninsula.

Preferred Skills:

– A background in environmental studies/sciences, biology or a related field;
– Interest and proficiency in environmental education at elementary school level. Topics covered: watersheds, water pollution, pollution prevention, salmon lifecycle.

Requirements:

– Must have own personal transportation, as we deliver the program at ~11 school locations (see map – link below). Note – If you have a truck/van OR a trailer hitch (we can provide trailer), this would be super helpful for us in helping to transport the watershed (approx. 4 ft x 6 ft x 1ft) model~!

– Ability to memorize a script and answer students’ questions pertaining to the subjects presented (watersheds, pollution, pollution prevention, salmon lifecycle).

– Ability to do the presentation multiple times over the day, in an outdoor setting.

How to Apply:  Email your application including a resume and cover letter addressed to Francesca Loro, Stewardship Coordinator. Please include three references and ensure that your application addresses all skills and criteria listed above. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About the Education Program:

In May/June, we visit each Gr. 3 class at their school to deliver a one hour interactive presentation about Watersheds and the Salmon Lifecycle.

In the watershed education component (30 mins) we use a large 6ft x 4ft waterproof wooden watershed model to demonstrate water cycle, watershed and pollution distribution and prevention principles.

In the second half of the presentation we deliver a 20 minute presentation teaching about the Pacific Salmon Lifecycle, after which the students participate in a 10 minute fun and fast tag game to demonstrate key concepts of the salmon life cycle and predator/prey relationships.

Map of School Locations https://goo.gl/rWMOiS

See additional program info here: http://peninsulastreams.ca/education-programs/grade-3-program

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