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Environmental Educator

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and preservation. We provide year-round environmental education programs for all ages and a place in the Lakes Region community that encourages curiosity, discovery, fun and connection to the natural world.

Founded in 1997, Prescott Farm has helped awaken appreciation for nature and concern for the environment in thousands of program participants. We offer a wide range of programs designed to preserve and pass down knowledge and skills that encourage an understanding of the natural systems that sustain us all and respect for the environment.

During the summer and school vacation weeks, our environmentally-themed WildQuest Camps have offered children ages 4-14 the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow in nature since 1997.

Since 2015 our nature-based preschool, Fledglings Preschool at Prescott Farm, has offered children ages 3 to 5 the educational foundation they need to succeed in school while awakening in each child a natural curiosity and respect for nature which is at the core of every preschool lesson.

Our Naturalist in the Classroom program supports teachers in local schools to provide place-based, hands-on lessons that incorporate the natural world to satisfy curriculum requirements and help keep children engaged and excited about learning throughout the school year.

Prescott Farm is also an ideal destination for school field trips from around New Hampshire, with innovative topics and programs available year-round, from winter animal tracking to Maple Sugaring in March to our magnificent trees and more!

Prescott Farm –exploring and preserving the natural world, one adventure at a time.

Visit us at: www.prescottfarm.org


The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing environmental education programs through our off-site Naturalist-in-the-Classroom programs at local elementary schools (with occasional field trips from those schools to Prescott Farm), work as a camp instructor during our WildQuest winter, spring and summer day camps and plan/teach on-site seasonal public programs.  This is a full-time year-round position and includes working one weekend day per week (except during camp weeks).

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum – Master’s Degree preferred in environmental education, education or related field
  • Experience in environmental educational program planning, development and implementation
  • Experience working with people of all ages in an outdoor environmental education setting
  • Areas of expertise may include ecology, natural history, gardening/farming, and/or farm animal care
  • Ability to lead groups of children and adults in outdoor program settings including moderate level hiking/snowshoeing
  • Creative and enthusiastic communication/presentation skills 
  • Flexibility to work one weekend day/week
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • First Aid & CPR certification
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
Responsibilities:
  • Implement Naturalist-in-the-Classroom programs including maintaining necessary annual paperwork, providing resources for teachers, modeling place-based and inquiry learning through teaching, assisting  schools with correlating curriculum to NH Frameworks, keeping records of time spent on programs
  • Work with Education Staff to plan, implement and evaluate public programs (workshops, walks, etc.) on-site at Prescott Farm
  • Plan activities and lead groups of campers during February, April and Summer vacation camps
  • Take care of existing education program materials, supplies and equipment as well as the development of new ones as needed
  • Participate in weekly PFEEC staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
How to Apply:

Please send letter of interest, resume, and three references via e-mail to Jude Hamel jhamel@prescottfarm.org with the subject line ‘Environmental Educator.’ No phone calls, please.

Salary Range:

$30,000 - $34,000 per year DOE

Job Location:

Laconia

Date Added: September 25, 2020

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