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  • 10 Jul 2019 12:00 PM | Ann Drake (Administrator)

    Bioblitz 2019  Coyote Run Farm in Pickerington, OH July 19-20, 9 AM to 4 PM

    Ohio Wetlands Association invites interested naturalists to join our effort to observe, discover and report on the diversity of all living things on the Coyote Run Farm. The owners of this property are devoted to protecting and restoring the habitat where they live and the land around them in perpetuity. This is open to everyone, not just educators, but would be a great experience! Register online.

  • 28 Jun 2019 1:43 PM | Brenda Metcalf (Administrator)

    EECO 53rd Annual Conference will be April 2-5, 2020 at Hueston Woods State Park Lodge and Conference Center. 

    The theme for the conference this year will be EE2020: The Vision of the Future.  If you would like to present or do a workshop at the annual conference please complete the form listed below and return by September 30th. 

    Word version of the Call for Proposals

    PDF version of the Call for Proposals

  • 28 Jun 2019 1:39 PM | Brenda Metcalf (Administrator)

    EECO Winter Conference- Winter Snow: Creative Ways to Teach STEAM in Winter.  

    Call for Proposals are OPEN!  Submissions are due by August 30th.  Click here to download the form. 

  • 03 Jun 2019 11:13 AM | Josh Flory (Administrator)
    If you and your family are headed outside this summer, check out these helpful tips and reminders.
  • 23 Feb 2019 2:34 PM | Josh Flory (Administrator)

    Want a Fun, Outdoor Job this Summer? 

    Summer Day Camp Staff Needed in Cincinnati Parks!

    * Full day of paid training on 6/2 and 6/3 - 6/7 from 9:00am - 3:30pm.  

    * $10.44 per hour, no benefits, but a variety of skills gained.
    * Must be available to work June 2 - August 2.
                          

    NATURECAMP IN THE PARKS
    *  A nature-oriented daycamp program, ages 5 - 12, that visits 4 Cincinnati Parks.                                       
    *  Education or Natural Sciences majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred.                                                                        
    *  Develop your own lesson plans that include daily hikes, educational games, crafts and          

    other nature activities for 12 campers per staff person each week.

    *  Must work 9am - 3:30pm (Mon. - Fri.) and select Thursdays until 5 pm; up to 35 - 38 hrs/wk.

    PRESCHOOL DISCOVERY MORNINGS

    *  A nature-oriented preschool program, ages 3 ½ - 5, that visits 4 Cincinnati Parks (same as above).                                        
    *  Early Childhood Education majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred.                                                                       
    *  Already created lesson plans include daily hikes, games, crafts and other nature activities for
    campers per staff person each week.

    *  Must work from 8:45am - 12:45pm (Mon. - Fri.), and select Thursdays until 2pm, up to 20 - 25 hrs/wk.         

    NATURE NEXT DOOR

    *  An award-winning, grant-funded program that visits 4 inner-city parks each week.

    *  Work with a team to provide educational crafts, games and other hands-on activities       

    for inner-city youth ages 4 - 13. Lesson plans are already created.

    *  Education or Social Services majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred.  

    *  Must work core hours from 9am - 2:30pm (Mon. - Fridays), about 23 - 26 hrs/wk.

    CAMPS AT NATURE CENTERS  

    *  A nature-oriented daycamp program with set age ranges and themes that change weekly. Staff will work with campers from preschool to middle school age.                                                 

    *  Education or Natural Sciences majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred.                                                                        

    *  Already created lesson plans include daily hikes, games, crafts and other nature and science activities for 8 - 12 campers per staff person each week.

    *  Must be available to work hours ranging from 8am - 4pm (Mon. - Fri.), 34 - 38 hrs/wk.              
       Late evening hrs or an overnight may be required on two evenings during the summer.      

    QUALIFICATIONS

     *  Basic knowledge of local nature and ecology and ability to communicate well with children.

    *  Ability to work outdoors and maintain physical condition necessary for:

    sitting, standing, climbing, walking for prolonged periods of time; occasional light or moderate lifting and carrying required; occasionally required
    to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to climb or balance;    
    stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.; able to hear sounds in low and high frequencies; specific vision
    abilities required by this job include close vision,
    ability to distinguish colors, and the ability to adjust focus; must speak clearly and audibly.

    *  Must be 18 years old, a high school graduate, and pass criminal police background checks.

    *  Must have a valid driver’s license or state id; provide own transportation.

     Send resume to: erin.morris@cincinnati-oh.gov
    (please indicate in the email any preferences you have for the 4 positions)

    For more information, contact:

    Erin Morris, Assistant Manager

    Cincinnati Park Board

    Phone: 513-321-6070  
    The City of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 11 Jun 2018 11:31 AM | Josh Flory (Administrator)

    Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College invites applications for the position of Environmental Educator

    Location: Wolf Lake, Indiana

    Merry Lea is a 1,200 acre nature preserve and educational center owned by Goshen College. Located in rural Indiana, Merry Lea runs programs for school groups, public audiences, and immersive academic programs for undergraduates and graduate students, including an 11-month Masters in Environmental Education program.

    The person in the Environmental Educator position delivers and designs high-quality environmental educational experiences for the Environmental Education Outreach (EEO) team at Merry Lea. Primary audiences include PreK-12 and Public participants.  This person works closely with other educators (volunteers, graduate/undergraduate students and other staff), and supports program logistics (setup/cleanup, materials preparation). The Environmental Educator interacts directly with participants, and provides excellent customer service to ensure a positive experience. This person additionally provides leadership around the equipment, materials, and infrastructure needed to support EEO programming.

    Visit www.goshen.edu/merrylea/ to learn more about the organization, or https://www.goshen.edu/employment/2018/06/07/environmental-educator/ to apply.

  • 22 Apr 2018 8:56 PM | Josh Flory (Administrator)

    Bees in Your Backyard with Olivia Carril. Spotting, collecting, and identifying in Ohio. Workshops and free lecture/book signing featuring Olivia Carril, Biologist and Author, June 4, 5, 6 and 7 in multiple locations across Ohio.

    Learn from bee expert Olivia Carrill at one of these three day-long native bee workshops. This year’s “Bee Tour” will focus on practical ID in the field, using cameras or phones to capture images, and citizen science for everyone. We’ll practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and exploration in the field with Olivia and a team of biology experts. All sessions are9AM to 4PM.

    Cost: Handouts, lunch and refreshments included. $65 per person, or $80 including Olivia’s book.

    Monday, June 4th - Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware

    Tuesday, June 5th - The Dawes Arboretum, Newark

    Wednesday, June 6th - University of Mount Union, Alliance

    Thursday, June 7th - Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, Minerva

    To register: http://go.osu.edu/gobees, Workshop registration deadline: May 18th

    Questions? Contact Denise: ellsworth.2@osu.edu or

    Bonnie TWADDLB@mountunion.edu (330) 823-7487


  • 22 Apr 2018 8:56 PM | Josh Flory (Administrator)

    Butler SWCD is seeking a summer intern to assist with environmental education programs and natural resource projects in urban and agricultural environments. Details are available at:https://www.butlerswcd.org/employment. Application deadline is May 4.

  • 22 Apr 2018 8:55 PM | Josh Flory (Administrator)

    Sponsored by Cincinnati Museum Center, the Educators at the Edge program will provide participants with experiential learning opportunities. Topics focused on natural history will be explored and new skills to be used in the classroom will be gained. These exciting classes are open to classroom teachers, naturalists, and other non-traditional educators. Graduate credit through Ashland University is available as well as up to 45 contact hours. Full information is available at: http://eoapreserve.blogspot.com/p/educator-workshops.html.

  • 30 Mar 2018 10:41 AM | Josh Flory (Administrator)

    Love the environment? Passionate about teaching kids about the environment? Have Christ at the center of your heart? Then Lutheran Memorial Camp is the place for you!

    LMC is currently seeking Environmental Education Associates to assist with our spring season. We have schools regularly throughout April and May. The kids come and spend up to three nights on site. The position includes leading them through different classes that could include: stream class, forestry, ornithology, astronomy, and many more!

    If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then contact: Hannah Demaree, Program Director, Lutheran Memorial Camp for more information: hannah@lomocamps.org or 419-864-8030.

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