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Beach Naturalists

No longer hiring Beach Naturalists for this season!

Mike & studentsThe Beach Heroes program introduces students to the local Puget Sound beach habitat and the organisms that live there.  During the 1-hour classroom visit, students will understand proper beach etiquette and stewardship while learning about marine invertebrates and their relationship to the beach habitat. The 2-hour field study features both naturalist-led beach exploration and structured activities, during which students will learn all about the habitat restoration of Seahurst Beach!

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 2-hour field study programs for students K-3rd about common intertidal marine organisms, ecological importance of the nearshore habitat, and marine stewardship. ESC curriculum provided.
  • Model appropriate stewardship behavior.
  • Guide groups of 10-13 students during field study programs.

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching children and adults in outdoor or informal settings.
  • Knowledge of the Puget Sound nearshore habitat including marine invertebrate and seaweed identification, tide zonation, and ecological relationships.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Exceptional interpretive skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to pass a Washington State background check.

Compensation: $17.00/hour – $19.00/hour DOE

Time Commitment: Part-time/ seasonal, based on demand.

The ESC spring season starts in April and runs through June, 2019.  Field studies are typically scheduled Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 2:30pm. There may be special weekend projects that occur on occasion.  Beach naturalist time commitment per shift is approximately 2.5 hours. Attendance is required at the training session in March at Seahurst Park in Burien.

Supervisor: Joanna Stodden, ESC Program Manager.

Work Location: Seahurst Park (1600 SW Seahurst Drive, Burien, WA 98166)

TO APPLY: Please fill out Beach Naturalist Application and send resume to Joanna@environmentalsciencecenter.org by Monday, January 20th.

Naturalists 

The Environmental Science Center (ESC) is a non-profit organization, offering quality, experiential environmental education programs at local beaches, streams, forested areas, and in classrooms throughout South King County.

ESC is currently not recruiting naturalists. 

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Responsibilities:

  • Conduct field study programs to 4th-12th grades about salmon life cycle, anatomy, habitat needs, ethnobotany, watershed health, and human impacts on salmon habitat (ESC curriculum provided).
  • Model appropriate stewardship behavior.
  • Guide groups of 10-15 students during field study programs.

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching children and adults in informal and outdoor settings
  • Knowledge of the western Washington riparian ecosystem, human impacts on watershed health, and the lifecycle, habitat needs, and ecological importance of salmon.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Exceptional interpretive skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to pass a Washington State background check.

Compensation: $17.00/hour – $19.00/hour DOE

Time Commitment: Part-time/ seasonal, based on demand.

The ESC salmon season starts in September and runs through January, 2020.  Field studies last 3 or 4 hours, and are scheduled Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm.

Supervisor: ESC Programs Manager Joanna Stodden

Work Locations:

  • Normandy Park Cove (1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA 98166)
  • Renton Community Center (1715 Southeast Maple Valley Renton, WA 98057)
  • Mary Olsen Farm (28728 Green River Road, Kent, WA 98030)

How to Apply:  Check our website in  summer 2020 for openings.

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