Environmental Educator

Expected Dates
February 16, 2015 to February 14, 2016
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
The Environmental Educator will be responsible for assisting the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Services manager in conducting the following activities: develop and present a variety of interpretive programs including orientation talks, conducted walks and demonstrations to a variety of general public audiences or school groups. Prepare and conduct on- and off-site environmental education programs for a variety of audiences.  Assist with the management of wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and interpretation.  Communicate effectively with visitors and staff by writing or through interpretive activities that aid in implementing the refuge’s outreach program.  Develop or revise environmental education and interpretive materials, brochures, web content, exhibits and signs. Draft a variety of written materials including news releases, articles, correspondence and event flyers. Assist in operation of a visitor center.

  • The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats which is actively managed for migratory birds. The refuge’s location in one of the Atlantic Flyway’s most active flight paths makes it an important link in seasonal bird migration. Its value for the protection of water birds and their habitat continues to increase as people develop the New Jersey shore for our own use.
    Forsythe is one of more than 555 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world. Units of the system stretch across the United States from northern Alaska to the Florida Keys, and include small islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific. The character of the refuges is as diverse as the nation itself.
  • CPR/AED, other as deemed necessary
  • Refuge lectures,hiking, fishing
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
Earth Sciences
degree major or professional experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
degree minor or extensive experience
Social Media
some experience
some experience