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Rooted evolved from a desire to merge the strengths of two vibrant Madison organizations—Center for Resilient Cities and Community GroundWorks—committed to enabling people to grow and thrive in healthy, equitable, and sustainable neighborhoods. We ground our work in collaborations rooted in food, land, and learning.

Ours is a firm commitment to building racial equity and inclusion and dismantling racism in our communities, in our education and food systems, in the environmental movement, and within our organization. This is a path of lifelong learning and commitment to action.

Open Positions: 

Troy Farm Manager
Troy Farm Crew Leader
Urban Farmer In Training – Full Season – Online Application
Urban Farmer In Training – Summer Only* – Online Application
Email questions about Urban/Troy Farm to:

Education Assistant Manager
Garden Educator in Training – Full Season & Summer* – Online Application
Email questions about education positions to:     3/1

Beaver Creek Reserve – Connecting People with Nature

Beaver Creek Reserve is western Wisconsin’s premier environmental education
and outdoor recreation facility located 12 miles east of Eau Claire. The Reserve
has more than 400 acres of diverse habitat including upland woods, river
bottoms forests, wetlands and savannah areas. Beaver Creek Reserve has a
Nature Center, Youth Camp, Citizen Science Center, Observatory, Charter
Science School and Butterfly House.

Summer Naturalist Intern
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Butterfly House Intern
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Trees for Tomorrow – Environmental Science Educator

Why Trees for Tomorrow?

• Association with a well-established natural resources specialty school
• Safe work environment
• Training opportunities to support professional development
• Fun and supportive environment
• Flexible schedule
• Competitive pay
• Meals provided during shift, when available

Application closing date:  February 26, 2020

Start date: as soon as possible.

Click here for specific duties, responsibilities, qualifications and application information.


Trees For Tomorrow – Internship Positions

Trees For Tomorrow Natural Resources Specialty School, located in Eagle River, Wisconsin, is searching for two highly motivated individuals interested in gaining experience teaching people of all ages about sustainability and proper management of natural resources.
• Room and Board: On-site living in a dorm and most meals provided by our food service staff.
• Staff willing to work with you to gain internship credits through your school.
• A $1400 scholarship will be awarded upon completion of internship and required project
• At least 18 years old.
• Current student in natural resources, biology, education or related felds.
• Willingness to learn and teach in the classroom and outdoor settings using various equipment such as canoes.
• Positive attitude and ability to work well with others.
• Ability to communicate with a variety of ages and backgrounds.Willingness to work variety of shifts, including nights and weekends.
• Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a 15-passenger van with canoe trailer.
• Willingness to work with animal artifacts such as skulls, pelts, and related taxidermy.
• Ability to walk 5 miles over rough terrain with a 20-pound pack.
• Appreciated but not required: Current First Aid/CPR certification and/or Lifeguard certification.

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Program Coordinator – Fallen Timbers Environmental Center

CESA 6 is seeking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator, for our Fallen Timbers Environmental Center, beginning the 2020-2021 fiscal/school year. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Director, Fallen Timbers, and will primarily assist the Director in the facilitation of hands-on, in-the-field environmental education programming for students and teachers within the 6 Consortium School Districts. This position will collaborate with other Fallen Timbers staff to operationalize the consortium’s vision in Environmental Education, while adhering to the Agency’s mission and strategic plan.

Essential functions of the Program Coordinator include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Present onsite and offsite environmental education school programs as needed to K-12 students;
  • Monitor safety of students and other visitors during programming and other events;
  • Ensure that all study areas and equipment needs for consortium school visits are in order;
  • Co-facilitate workshops for teachers;
  • Manage the on-line registration system and confirming with teachers their scheduled dates;
  • Assist the Director in building relationships, advocating and influencing ideas with internal and external customers and stakeholders;
  • Supervise and schedule environmental education seasonal naturalists, volunteers, and substitute educators;
  • Maintain accurate inventory of Fallen Timbers’ equipment while adhering to the Center’s budget parameters;
  • Maintain and update educational displays;
  • Assist in the care of all education animals housed within the facility;
  • Perform duties such as computer work, filing, mailing of letters, answering phones, and printing materials necessary for the operation of the program;
  • Collect, organize, and report program participation data on a continuous basis;
  • Assist with Consortium Summer School programming, planning, and teaching;
  • Assist in cleaning and preparing the center for the programs scheduled.

Additional responsibilities of the Program Coordinator includes:

  • Assist staff in annual maple syrup production and programming;
  • Communicate with maintenance staff as equipment/project needs arise;
  • Assist the Director with assigning projects, documenting hours worked, and keeping attendance of alternative school students who volunteer weekly at Fallen Timbers.

Prior experience working in environmental education, including experience with teaching in outdoor or in the natural environment is required. This position requires knowledge and experience with instruction of K-12 students. A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Education, or other applicable education or natural resources degree is preferred. WI Department of Public Instruction (DPI) certification in Environmental Science is desired. Desirable candidates will be able to demonstrate prior experience in developing outdoor environmental education programming.

Due to the nature of this position, qualified candidates must be able to work in a variety of settings, including schools, state parks and the Fallen Timbers Environmental Center. Qualified candidates must be able to operate light machinery (with on-the-job training) including, but not limited to, ATVs, wheelbarrows, and other vehicles such as lawn mowers, wood splitters and small tractors. The Program Coordinator will need to occasionally hike, cross-country ski, or snowshoe several miles per day, therefore, the ability to maintain moderate to high physical activity during programming, including, but not limited to, walking, hiking, running, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, is required, based on the services provided.

Required skills and abilities to be successful in this position include:

  • Ability to work independently as well as to lead and collaborate with diverse work teams.
  • Communicate effectively and timely, verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to interpret and administer policies and procedures consistently and objectively.
  • Plan, organize and prioritize work. • Remain flexible in order to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Excellent time-management with ability to manage schedules and meet deadlines.
  • Problem-prevention, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibit a high degree of confidentiality of sensitive information and processes and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction professionally and tactfully with the Fallen Timbers team, agency staff, consortium staff, consortium students, and chaperones.
  • Maintain safe and respectful learning environments while instructing.
  • Advanced computer skills, including email, scheduling, word processing, and spreadsheet development.
  • Participate in and facilitate an overall work environment of mutual respect and collaboration.

Candidate Requirements

Environmental Science

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Standard Questions
Matthew Gottfredsen
Director, Fallen Timbers
Office: 920-984-3700
Cell: 920-236-0587
Fax: 920-984-4069

Counselor Naturalist  – Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES)

General Description:
The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station is a field station supported by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources and the UW-SP Foundation, Inc. The Station is operated year-round by permanent staff and university students as an environmental education center for people of all ages.

Summer staff are the primary care providers and mentors for our summer campers. Staff members are responsible for providing individualized care and attention for campers and for providing programming in outdoor skills, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, etc. Camps will consist of a approximately 60 campers per week. Staff members are also responsible for carrying out camp improvement projects as assigned/necessary. Training will be provided in all areas of programming. All summer staff will develop oral communication, critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and leadership skills while working collaboratively in a creative and inclusive environment.

Most weeks, counselors live in cabins or lodges with 7-10 campers from Sunday afternoon until mid-afternoon on Friday. Counselors rotate into the position of “swing counselor” during at least one week-long camp session, where they have teaching and evening program responsibilities, but are not responsible for campers overnight and will sleep in the staff cabins. Counselors will be required to stay on-site from Sunday at 1:00 pm to Friday at 5:00 pm each week except during scheduled time off (potential weekend work as assigned).

All counselors will be given an average of 3 hours off daily Monday – Thursday except in the event of an off-site trip or during an overnight campout. During this off-time counselors will be able to leave the site to run errands or stick around to wash laundry, kayak, hike, etc.

Camp involves hard work and long hours, but the memories, lessons, and laughter will last a lifetime.

• Past experience working with children is preferred.
• Training, experience, or significant interest in recreational activities, environmental education, camping, canoeing, arts and crafts, hiking, and backpacking is desired, but not required.
• Desire, commitment, and ability to work with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities
• Flexible/positive attitude while maintaining a high level of energy even after long hours
• Exhibit characteristics of: leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, integrity, ability to work independently and with a team, and display a positive attitude

• Employees must be at least 18 years of age or older
• Employees must successfully pass a background and reference check
• Capable of effective, appropriate and sustained mental, emotional, and social interaction while working in camp’s fast-paced, youth-centered and changing environment
• First Aid and CPR/AED certification or willing to obtain before staff training
• Wisconsin Boater Safety certification or willing to obtain before staff training (CWES will reimburse the cost at the end of summer)
• Lifeguard certification or interest in obtaining preferred (CWES will reimburse the cost of certification obtained Spring 2020 at the end of summer)

Click here for more information

Environmental Educator for Land & Natural Resources

Promotes environmental awareness and compassionate stewardship through outreach to youth and the tribal community as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Presents interpretive programs and guided hikes, both on- and off-site, to youth and adults
  • Develops, curates, and distributes print and digital content relating to department activities and goals
  • Helps develop and implement new activities and content
  • Aids in program documentation and evaluation
  • Assists and shadows other Natural Resources Department staff with their field work
  • Acts as a positive role model for respect of the natural environments

Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

  • Associate’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, or related field preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience working with youth, preferably in the outdoors or relating to environmental education
  • Possesses valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge and identification of local flora and fauna, using field guides and keys
  • Successfully completed hunter, boater, ATV/ORV, and snowmobile safety courses, or complete within one year of employment
  • Willingness and availability to work days, evenings, and weekends as assigned
  • Ability to adapt complex information to appropriate age group both verbally and in writing

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Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

Summer Environmental Educator


Environmental Educators will work with the Program Director to implement effective and interactive environmental education programs for youth at our facility. Hunt Hill anticipates hiring up to six environmental educators for the summer of 2020. Environmental Educators can expect a fun and diverse work atmosphere that also provides invaluable job experience in the field of environmental education. The term of employment is Sunday, June 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2020.

For full description, please visit


  1. Develop and implement fun and hands-on environmental education programs, primarily for youth ages 5-12 years old in Hunt Hill’s Youth Day Camp program.
  2. Supervise youth campers during Hunt Hill activities and ensure their safety.
  3. Assist in logistics for Public Programs.
  4. Serve as a cooperating camp staff team member to help fill in, as needed, with various operations throughout the camp.


* Possess a strong interest in nature, the outdoors, and working with youth.
* Enthusiastic, dependable, and trustworthy.
* Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Ability to work long, flexible hours when needed, including weekends and evenings.
* Experience teaching or working with youth.
* Possess American Red Cross lifeguard certification, or be willing to become certified (training is provided).

To Apply:

Please send the following to Sage Dunham at
* Cover Letter
* Resume
* Contact information for three professional or academic references

St. Croix River Association Internships

Forest Stewardship Intern 

This position is with SCRA, and is supervised by the SCRA Forestry Program Coordinator. It provides recent graduates or students with practical work experience in the field of forest management and stewardship outreach. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and develop many technical, field and soft skills from a wide variety of partner agencies and organizations, all while being outside working throughout the St. Croix River watershed.  Click here for more information.

Maintenance Intern

This internship position is within the Division of Facilities Management and Park Maintenance and is supervised by the Facility Manager. The internship will provide the student with practical work experience in facilities operations and maintenance in a highly visited national park / riverway. Interns will work with Maintenance Team employees to assist in maintaining park facilities for the benefit enjoyment of park visitors.  Click here for more information.

Land Use Management Intern

These positions are duty stationed within the Riverway’s Superintendent’s Office and are supervised by the Lands Program Manager. They provide students with practical work experience in the field of land management via on-site scenic easement monitoring and using GIS and other computer tools to develop maps and other products. This internship provides exposure to multiple National Park Service career opportunities with a special emphasis on land-use planning.  Click here for more information.

Park Guide Intern

These positions are within the Division of Resource Stewardship and Education and are supervised by the district interpretive rangers. They provide students with practical work experience in visitor services and interpretation in a busy national park. Interns will work with park rangers to create opportunities for park visitors to understand the significance of the Riverway and its resources.

Through this internship, interns will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role interpretive park staff play in connecting visitors to National Parks on a personal and emotional level. They will learn to effectively communicate with the public in a variety of settings and lead educational programs for children of all ages. They will also have opportunities to work with other programs and divisions within the park and with non-profit groups to understand the variety of roles involved in the operation of a National Park.  Click here for more information.

Aquatic Invasive Species Intern

This position is with SCRA, and is supervised by the SCRA Invasive Species Coordinator. The internship provides students with practical work experience in the field of invasive species management and education, as well as volunteer program development and implementation. Interns will have the opportunity to learn many new skills from a variety of agencies and organizations, all while being outside working on the St. Croix River and throughout the watershed. Click here for more information.

ACE Alliance for Climate Change – Wisconsin Youth Organizer

Remote position with preference to La Crosse, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) exists to confront climate change as the most urgent crisis of our time, threatening the health of communities and ecosystems across the globe. ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Since our founding in 2008, ACE has educated over 3 million youth, grown our action network to 300,000 members, tracked over 1 million climate actions, and registered and turned out tens of thousands of first-time climate voters.

Click here for Job Summary, Qualifications, Position Details and Application Guidelines

Upham Woods Teaching Naturalist

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential learning center operated by the University of Wisconsin and located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The center rests on 318 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 210-acre designated State Natural Area. The Upham Woods School Year Teaching Counselors are the primary programmatic personnel for Upham Woods. In that regard this position is responsible for teaching the classes, leading the programmatic activities, interacting with center clientele, corresponding with schools before and after a group visit, assisting with program development, and care for programmatic equipment which includes the science center animals. Additionally the teaching naturalists may sometimes be called upon to lead offsite educational school outreach presentations.
• Ability to work in a team setting with enthusiasm and creativity
• Ability to be a positive member of our team environment
• The desire to teach environmental education to Upham user groups
• Ability to hike at least three miles on uneven terrain in a wide variety of temperatures and environmental conditions
• Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds • Ability to carry out duties of the position while abiding by the naturalist position expectations
• Ability to effectively communicate environmental concepts to youth and youth leaders
• Familiarity with outdoor adventure pursuits and their associated equipment, such as hiking, camping, canoeing, etc.
• CPR and First Aid certification
• Lifeguard certification or ability to acquire certification before contract start date
• Ability to work independently
• A general understanding of the field of environmental education, natural resources, education and youth development
• Experience working with youth in an educational setting
• Ability to work flexible hours any day of the week including some evening hours
• Applicant must be able to pass a standard criminal background check
• Understanding of computers and commonly used programs such as Word and internet searching
This position runs from March 16th, 2020- August 20th, 2020. Salary:$350/week, room and partial board provided.  Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to Isabelle Herde at

Monk Botanical Gardens’ Summer EE Internship

Monk Gardens’ education intern will be responsible for running or assisting with all education programs throughout the summer including tours, workshops, special events, and leading 8 weeks of summer camp for elementary ages.

POSITION DESCRIPTIONPosition: AmeriCorps Member/ Environmental Education Intern
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Status: May-Aug quarter time 450-hour AmeriCorps position
Pay Scale: AmeriCorps Living Allowance & Education Award for 450-hour quarter time position

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparing for and leading 8 weeks of summer camp for elementary ages
  • Responsible for development, implementation and execution of education priority project
  • Provide educational tours and programs to the public
  • Assist with educational events and workshops
  • Develop and execute environmental education programs to all ages
  • Teach environmental education programs to summer student program
  • Assist with coordination of volunteers
  • Aid in marketing of educational programs for the public
  • Maintain inventory of educational supplies
  • Provide visitors to the Gardens with information and support
  • Attend and participate in required AmeriCorps trainings and meetings
  • Complete and submit all AmeriCorps timesheets and reports in a professional and timely manner

Work Hours: Daytime, some weekends and evening hours.
Education and/or Work Experience: Experience working on teams and with children is desirable. Candidate
must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Other Qualifications:

  • Able to work independently and within small work teams
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Passion about people, nature and education

Physical Requirements: Able to stand, bend, kneel, climb, reach, pull, push, sit, grab, and lift and carry (up to
50 lbs.) daily in all weather conditions.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to For questions call 715-261-6309.

KEEP School-to-Home Energy Education Specialist

KEEP’s School-to-Home Energy Education Specialist is charged with empowering students statewide to be ambassadors for responsible energy use, applying what they learn at school with their families at home and in their communities, thus contributing to increased energy literacy and energy management goals. This position utilizes research-based best practices to build a culture of sustainability in K-12 schools and residential households delivered through school programming and community outreach events. Essential responsibilities include development and facilitation of developmentally appropriate, student-centered programming focused on cultivating energy efficiency and conservation awareness, practices and behaviors. This position requires frequent travel to schools and communities across Wisconsin.

To apply visit:

Application review begins after November 8, 2019

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

Full job requirements and details:

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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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.

Click here for more position responsibilities and to apply.

University of Wisconsin Open Positions

Check this link for open position in the UW System


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