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Teacher Naturalist

Hockessin, Greenville, Wilmington & Milford DE


Teacher Naturalists may work at any or all of the following primary Delaware Nature Society locations in addition to other regional preserves and locations not listed below.

Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Delaware 19707

Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, Delaware 19807

DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Abbott's Mill Nature Center, Milford, Delaware 19963




General Description

Teacher Naturalists assist in delivery of environmental, agricultural and cultural education lessons for children, adults and families from schools, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, community and recreation centers, faith-based groups, professional organizations, other groups, and the general public. Lessons may include field studies, outreach, overnights and extended days, seasonal programs, summer camps, or other activities and may be held inside or outdoors in all weather conditions. Scheduling is highly flexible and can include weekdays, weekends, daytime or evening hours throughout the year. There is no minimum hour requirement and hours will vary seasonally. Training is provided.


Primary Responsibilities

Teach environmental, farm-based agro-ecology, and cultural/historical education lessons

Assist with program preparation and clean-up and with care and handling of program materials and equipment

Attend appropriate instructor-training workshops

Promote Delaware Nature Society's mission, goals, activities, events and membership


Minimum Qualifications

Teaching experience or experience working with children

Natural sciences knowledge

Outdoor recreation skills and experience (canoeing/kayaking, hiking, camping)

Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team

Flexibility and adaptability to work a schedule that meets the needs of the site


Please send completed application, cover letter,

resume and three references to:

Delaware Nature Society

PO Box 700

Hockessin, DE 19707

Or email info@delnature.org


Posted May 14, 2018

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