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Volunteer & Special Events Manager
Riveredge Nature Center – Saukville, WI

The Volunteer & Special Events Manager is expected to work as part of the Riveredge Nature Center team of staff and volunteers to provide administrative support to all programs and functions of the nature center. This includes collaborating with staff to ensure the success of the programs, events, and overall operations as well as designing systems to recruit and retain a cohesive volunteer team. In addition, the position is responsible for managing aspects of special event logistics and facilities rentals.

Please send a resume, cover leer, and references in a single PDF document to by Monday, October 7th to  Carly Hintz,  Associate Director of Education.

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Director of Environmental Education Position – The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (East Alton, IL) is looking for a Director of Environmental Education.

Organization: The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center at Lewis and Clark Community College

Where: East Alton, IL

Compensation and Job Details: Full-time, salaried, exempt management staff

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Program Manager – Central Wisconsin Environmental Center (CWES)

The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station is a 200-acre accessible year-round residential environmental education facility. Located on glacial Sunset Lake 17 miles east of Stevens Point in
Amherst Junction, the station includes eight cabins, two lodges, one dining facility, one maintenance building, and two bathhouses. Its professional and university staff has been providing youth and adult programming to over 8,000 annual visitors since 1975. In addition, weekend workshops, conferences, and retreats are hosted year-round. CWES is a field station of the College of Natural Resources (CNR), UW-Stevens Point, one of the largest comprehensive natural resources undergraduate programs in North America.

The successful candidate for this position will work with the CWES Director to oversee the day to day coordination and delivery of CWES programs, including the environmental education practicum(s), school day and residential programs, the CWES summer camp, and other group programs.

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River Connections Guide

The St. Croix River Association is the voice of the river and the only conservation organization with a watershed-wide scope in the St. Croix River basin. As the friends group for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, we support and complement the National Park Service’s work within the Riverway. With a staff of ten and a committed Board of Directors, the St. Croix River

We want to see a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse outdoors. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches our work and this place, and makes the environmental movement more relevant than ever. The River Connections Guide will lead exploration and discovery activities to connect new and diverse, urban audiences to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, America’s first wild and scenic river National Park. The goal of this program will offer opportunities for all people to enjoy and feel comfortable recreating in the Riverway, and to integrate inclusion into all aspects of programming. The success candidate will identify audiences and communities we are not reaching, and then develop a strategy to build relationships and partnerships to provide outdoor recreation programs that inspire connections to the Riverway.

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Paraprofessional – English Learner/Emergent Bilingual

Base Salary – $27,500 annually, plus benefits

Hours: total 40/week – Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 4:30pm

Vision and Mission
Escuela Verde cultivates a community that is participatory, just, sustainable and peaceful. We
live our vision through:
● Graduating high school students prepared to live happy, healthy, meaningful lives;
● Collaborating with the community to create a strong sense of place and skills to flourish
without harm;
● Providing staff who model our vision and embrace education as liberation;
● Engaging urban youth by adhering to an eco-pedagogical praxis;
● Developing biliteracy and honoring linguistic and cultural identities by engaging in
translanguaging practices; and
● Offering immersion opportunities for those interested in transformative education.
Job Goal
● Assist in increasing students literacy in both languages. This will be assessed using
student’s’ Reading scores (Edmentum) and ACCESS scores.
● Assist Emergent Bilingual (EB) students in project completion, with an emphasis on
background research for reading comprehension to produce final product.
● Track students progress.

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The Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) Counselor Position

The Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) is an educational outreach project of Lake Forest Open Lands, a nationally accredited land trust.  CCL’s mission is to engage and empower the next generation of conservation leaders from diverse underserved communities in Lake County, Illinois. The program’s capacity is approximately 16 high school students each summer from a wide variety of communities throughout Lake County, IL.  Students apply to the program. The tuition is $3,250 but full financial scholarships are readily available. We do not turn away students who are interested in the program for financial reasons.
The program has three main components:

  1. Summer experience:
    June 10 – 28 – a three-week experience in northern Wisconsin, where students hike, canoe, kayak, backpack and camp as they acquire environmental literacy, learn scientific assessment methods, and develop teamwork and leadership skills, all in the context of a stewardship ethic.
  2. Mentored individual conservation stewardship projects that the students individually design and complete in their communities. These projects have a positive conservation impact on the student’s community and allows the student to experience a leadership role as they collaborate with peers and adult community members to execute the project.  A key element of the projects is educating the community about conservation and, often, recruiting additional members of the larger community to participate in the projects.  The students present detailed accounts of their completed projects at a certificate ceremony in April.
  3. Summer and school year workshops, workdays and field trips to understand our local Lake Count eco-systems, internship opportunities, engage in restoration and continue their conservation education.

Upon completion of the year-long certificate program, students are invited back to work with Lake Forest Open Lands Association as volunteer interns. For five weeks from mid-June to mid-July, these students work alongside college interns and our professional staff in land management and habitat restoration.  Each Friday during this time, we provide field trips and special workshops to introduce the students to careers and other conservation activities.

Students are also invited to participate in more in-depth summer extended field trips. With CCL, students have visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the southern coast of Louisiana, the salt marshes of South Carolina and the dunes of the northeastern shore of Lake Michigan in Michigan.

Counselor Position Description

Escuela Verde Special Education Teacher

Escuela Verde is looking for a highly qualified certified special education teacher to join our team for the 2019-2020 school year! Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.
If you, or someone you know, might be a good fit for this position, please have them check out the job description here. To apply, we ask you submit a resume and cover letter, as well as fill out our Employment Application Form. All documents and any questions should be directed to

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk) enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and
responsible naturalist to join our teaching staff. PEBC is a non-profit environmental education/learning outreach program
with a mission of being a vehicle for appreciating and understanding the natural wonders in our own backyards .
Programs are taught both inside and outdoors at a variety of locations across the southwestern Minnesota region to
children and adults of all ages.

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Seasonal Field Instructor (temporary) – Treehaven

The Treehaven Field Instructor will advance the mission of Treehaven, contributing to educational programs by teaching environmental education programming and outdoor skills to visiting school groups and adult workshops and trainings. Lessons taught include, but are not limited to cross- country skiing, snowshoeing, shelter building, canoeing/kayaking, tracking, wolf ecology, Northwood’s ecology, interpretive hikes, stream study and other programming. The position will utilize social media to market Treehaven programs and update program information. The position
will also assist with Treehaven operations including meeting, greeting and occasionally checking in/out groups in rotation with other Treehaven team members to provide exceptional customer
service. Assist in planning or participate in public programs such as Dinner and a Speaker series, Timber Wolf Winter Ecology workshop, WAEE winter workshop and other events. In spring, help
with planning and implementing the planting plan for Treehavens’s 9,500 square foot organic garden.

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Outdoor Programs Coordinator

Rutabaga Outdoor Programs (ROP) creates opportunities for all people to connect with nature, others and
themselves through time on the water. The Outdoor Programs Coordinator implements all aspects of the ROP
Youth Program under supervision of the Director of Outdoor Programs. This position shares responsibility for
achieving business and program goals for Rutabaga Outdoor Programs and Rutabaga Paddlesports with the
entire Rutabaga team.

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