NatureBridge is committed to supporting equity, inclusion and diversity, as well as promoting equal opportunity in the field of environmental education. Our mission is to connect young people to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet. The Educator Development Program (EDP) encourages and aims to increase the representation of those who have had historical and systemic barriers to the field of outdoor education and consequently the workforce.
NatureBridge is offering a seven-week EDP for educators who are seeking to increase their experience with outdoor teaching and risk management. The EDP runs from June 11 – July 31, 2020, plus an additional 10 days for Wilderness First Responder Training (WFR). Six applicants will be selected to participate in the program which includes training, collaborative teaching, coaching and evaluation.
We are recruiting staff who can effectively connect with our student communities, and are therefore seeking individuals with experience and skills working with the following populations: racial and ethnic minority groups, English Language Learners, urban youth, low-income communities, immigrant communities, LGBTQ communities, people with special needs, and other groups that may be under-represented in the field of environmental education.
The core training sessions will take place at NatureBridge in Yosemite over the first four weeks; the collaborative teaching will happen in both Yosemite and at our Golden Gate Campus in Sausalito, CA. The WFR training will take place in one of a variety of locations, based on availability.
Participants who meet performance expectations may be offered Environmental Science Educator positions at a NatureBridge campus for the 2020-21 school year, or as positions become available.