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 six-week EDP for educators who are seeking to increase their experience with outdoor teaching and risk management. Four 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 regional student communities, which include Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latinx communities, English Language Learners, low-income and immigrant communities, LGBTQ communities and people with special needs.
Therefore we seek applicants who both reflect our student populations and other groups that are under- represented in the field of environmental education, and those who have experience and skills working with the above populations.
The core training session takes place in Prince William, Virginia, over the first week of the program. In the following weeks, participants travel and experience collaborative teaching opportunities at our Golden Gate campus, before returning to Virginia to join our educator staff for spring training. This program takes place March 2 through April 3. Upon successful completion of the program, EDP participants will be offered a position as an Environmental Science Educator for the remainder of the spring season, which runs through June 5, 2020. Continuing work with NatureBridge as an Environmental Science Educator may be available if desired.