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Environmental Educator

Accokeek MD

Alice Ferguson Foundation seeks a dynamic, environmentally focused leader to teach environmental education field studies to students, grades K-12, of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Educator will work in the two environmental education programs of the Alice Ferguson Foundation: Hard Bargain Farm (grades K-6) and Bridging the Watershed (grades 6-12) dependent upon our programming needs.

Responsibilities include teaching standard-aligned, curriculum-based, outdoor field studies to students grades K-6 at Hard Bargain Farm or at participating schools in an outreach capacity and/or students grades 6-12 at regional national parks. Use and maintenance of educational equipment for field studies is an important part of this position, along with collecting and reporting of data. Educators also assist with teacher workshops and other educational opportunities as needed.

This part-time position requires actively working and teaching children outdoors in natural surroundings under various outdoor environmental conditions as well as in the classroom. Reliable transportation is a must!



Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in environmental science, environmental studies, natural sciences, science education, elementary/secondary education, agricultural science, natural resources management related field OR equivalent level of work experience in the indicated fields, along with:

Experience teaching and/or working with children and/or adolescents

Excellence in coordinating group dynamics

Currently certified in adult First Aid and CPR (strongly preferred)

Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with children

Comfort in working in natural, outdoor settings

Ability to lift 25 lbs.


TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and references to: apply@fergusonfoundation.org.

Please mention how you learned of this opening. 

This announcement is ongoing.

Posted January 9, 2019

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