We are currently recruiting for energetic professionals to serve as Field Naturalists for the OCDE Inside the Outdoors (ITO) program. Our ITO programs are unique, hands-on science, social science, and environmental education programs. Field Naturalists teach science and environmental education to students, preschool through twelfth grade. The students spend the day at one of the various field sites. Students study tidepool, chaparral, riparian (stream), and estuary ecosystems. Information on Native American lifestyles, living history, and geology are also integrated into the program.

Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience. Experience working with school-age children in an organized educational environment is preferred. Experience in providing instruction in an outdoors environment is highly desirable.

Education. Bachelor’s degree from a four- year college or university with major course work in the natural sciences or related field, or three years of related experience, training or equivalent combination.

Salary. $15.00 per hour

Field Sites. Upper Newport Bay, Crystal Cove State Park, Upper Newport Bay, Crystal Cove State Park, Modjeska Canyon Nature Preserve, George Key Ranch, Shipley Nature Center, Helena Modjeska House, Mt. San Antonio College, Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Rancho Soñado, Orange County Great Park, and Irvine Regional Park Hours.

Begin at 8:00 a.m. and range from 4 to 8 hours per day. Limited weekend and summer work may be available.

Apply at www.edjoin.org/ocde

For more information see the flyer attached.