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Summer Science School Teacher

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Board of Directors of the Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation (WBRF), a 501(c) 3 organization in partnership with the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) is seeking an energetic person to co-teach weekly sessions related to estuary ecology. Children in in grades 2 – 9 attend weekly sessions from July through mid- August at the Waquoit Bay Reserve located at 131 Waquoit Highway, East Falmouth, MA.

Program Flyer with course descriptions can be found at: https://www.waquoitbayreserve.org/wbrf/science-school/

This is a seasonal contract position that does not provide any benefits. The contract term begins at the end of June and continues through mid-August.

Duties include:

  • Attend up to five paid training/orientation sessions at the Waquoit Bay Reserve to work with Science School Director and Reserve Education staff to plan, design and organize summer school programs.
  • Provide planning and teaching for 7 week-long educational experiences for children in grades 2 through 9 that encourage curiosity in science and the natural world.
  • Conduct engaging, hands-on lessons and activities in the classroom, woodlands, salt marshes and shoreline within the Waquoit Bay Reserve.
  • Teach and demonstrate principals of sustainability and stewardship in all programs.
  • Facilitate a weekly open house presentation for families to highlight student activities and achievements.
  • Participate in a wrap-up meeting at the end of the season.

Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:15AM to 4PM.

Qualifications:

· Experience working with children

· Outdoor education and/or field experience a plus

· Current CPR/ First Aid certification required prior to start date.

  • Must be knowledgeable about coastal ecology and comfortable working in the field and handling live marine invertebrates.
  • Degree in a related field is a plus

To apply please send resume, cover letter and three references to: Waquoitbayscienceschool@gmail.com

Posting will remain active until position is filled.

Laurie Tompkins

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

P.O. Box 3092

Waquoit, MA 02536

Tel. 508-457-0495 x108

www.waquoitbayreserve.org