Environmental Educator/Interpretive Ranger

Expected Dates
January 4, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Site
SCA NH Corps
Position ID
PO-00597141
From January through April, Environmental Educator and Interpretive Ranger members teach environmental education to more than 1,000 fourth and fifth grade students in Manchester and Allenstown School Districts.  Collaborating in teaching teams of 2-3 to develop a 10-week curriculum and service learning project, members incorporate NH State Science Standards while fostering connections between the students and their natural world.  The teaching teams also lead after school activities in Manchester 21st Century After School programs and the Salvation Army’s Kids Cafe program.  In May, 4-8 corps members transition into the Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger Program.  Members start the interpretive season with 3 weeks of school field trips in Bear Brook State Park, guiding over 900 students in an investigation of park habitats.  After additional training in June, the members continue their service in New Hampshire State Parks, connecting with over 20,000 visitors throughout the state.  The Interpretive Rangers provide public programs exploring the natural and cultural history of the area, as well as relaying hiker safety and Leave No Trace information to park visitors.

Environmental Educator and Interpretive Ranger members dedicate 10 months of their lives to serve in communities throughout New Hampshire while contributing as active community members in a residential program called the SCA NH corps.  For more general information about the SCA NH corps and other positions available within this program, please visit www.thesca.org/nh.
  • Bear Brook State Park is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, with over 10,000 acres of land. The home of New Hampshire Corps for nearly 20 years, Bear Brook gives corps members a variety of recreational opportunities as well as beautiful scenery to call home while participating in their 10-month service commitment.

    During education season, Environmental Educator and Interpretive Ranger members primarily serve in Manchester, the largest and most diverse city in New Hampshire. Once in interpretive season, members get to see the full beauty of the Granite State in a variety of state park locations as they are individually placed throughout the state.

  • Environmental Education training
    Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
    Certified Interpreter Guide (CIG) certification
    Leave No Trace training
    Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork Skills training
  • Members will learn leadership and teamwork skills while collaborating in their teaching teams during education season as well as developing programs with NH Parks partners during interpretive season.  Members will also enhance their communication and conflict resolution skills while living and serving in a community environment. 

Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience