Think back to what you remember most about school. Do you remember the days at a desk when your teacher lectured about the world just outside the door? Or do you remember the moments you stepped out of the classroom and experienced the world – its colors, smells, textures, and even its hidden science, past history, and cultural context? Most likely you recall your experiences outside the classroom because it is these moments that have a lasting impression. People remember how they felt and not so much the details. The Watershed Project’s education team is responsible for creating these positive experiences.
Do you, or someone you know, have the skills and passion to connect people of all ages to their watershed? The Watershed Project is currently accepting resumes and cover letters from interested candidates for our full-time Education Coordinator position.
What is a typical day like for our Education Coordinator? There is none because each day is different. One day you’ll be in an elementary school describing the flow of marine debris through the watershed and the next day on a walk with students to a local creek to discover macroinvertebrates. The next week you might be in a marsh identifying shorebirds or in rubber boots at our living oyster reef counting and measuring native oysters. Another time we’ll take students to Tomales Bay and get a tour of a working oyster farm from the farmers. You’ll teach volunteers how to plant California natives along our bioswale, a low impact design feature that mimics a natural creek, and help maintain adopted trees throughout the neighborhood.
No matter the day, the foundation is science and the art is figuring out how to best create that “aha” moment-that moment when a student awakens to the connectivity of the natural world-the air, the water, the soil and our own connection to our watersheds.
If you’re ready to make a difference in a position that’s rewarding and fun, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.