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The Educator Development Program (EDP) is a multi-week, paid program for educators seeking to increase their experience with outdoor teaching and risk management. The program encourages and aims to increase representation of those who have had historical and systemic barriers to the field of outdoor education and consequently the workforce.
Participants in the Educator Development Program share their knowledge, gain new perspectives and further develop their teaching strategies throughout the program, which incorporates observation, training, collaborative teaching, coaching and evaluation.
This program has allowed me to not only broaden my skills as an educator, but to connect on a deeper level with the subject that I am teaching. It taught me how to portray the passion that I have for environmental science, so that it becomes contagious and kids are able to retain that passion and make it their own.Ana Rodriguez
NatureBridge’s Educator Development Program (EDP) in Yosemite is a seven-week program for educators who are seeking to increase their experience with outdoor teaching and risk management. The core training sessions will take place at NatureBridge in Yosemite over the first four weeks; 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.
Six applicants will be selected to participate in the program which includes training, collaborative teaching, coaching and evaluation. Participants who meet performance expectations may be offered Environmental Science Educator positions at a NatureBridge campus.
Educator Development Program (EDP) participants will:
Participants earn $80/day ($10 per time unit worked). Shared housing is provided throughout the course of the program.
Apply online by March 1, 2020 and be sure your application materials represent how you meet the qualifications listed in this job description.
To apply by email, submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and an essay describing your life experiences that have inspired you to help connect youth to the natural world (essays should be a maximum of 1500 words).
Articulate in your cover letter the following:
Application materials may alternatively be sent to NatureBridge-EDP, PO Box 487, Yosemite, CA 95389 or faxed to 209-379-9510, attention Kim Laizer-EDP.