Do you enjoy teaching kids, exploring new places, and meeting other nature and science enthusiasts?
Become a Nature on Wheels Instructor this spring and travel across New England providing outdoor learning experiences to elementary and middle school students.
What we do
During the school week, we drive out to schools or local parks to provide single or multi-day programs for elementary and middle school students. Instructors lead groups of 12-14 students through activities ranging in topics from nature exploration to outdoor living skills to human ecological impact. Some of our favorite activities include field journaling, endangered egg babies, and shelter building! Instructors travel to different schools each day throughout New England and eastern New York. We are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to our schools and are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated educators to join our team!
“Nature on Wheels was a super enjoyable experience for me. I loved getting to work with such a diversity of students in so many different areas throughout New England and New York. One of the best parts of the job was traveling with my awesome fellow staff members and getting to explore every town after getting off work, including trips to the beach, hiking parts of the Appalachian trail, and trying out new restaurants!” – Former Staff Member, Spring 2022
Who we are
Nature’s Classroom New England is the largest outdoor education program in the northeast. We specialize in hands-on education with an emphasis on nature, outdoor living skills, science, and social-emotional learning. We provide meaningful programming for thousands of elementary and middle school students across New England and eastern New York each year! Nature’s Classroom instructors facilitate a variety of exciting activities for students throughout the fall and spring.
Dates of employment
March 13 to June 9, 2023. Instructors will start the season with two weeks of paid training.
Salary & benefits
Salary is $125 per day
Mileage reimbursement with carpooling perks for work-related travel
Shared accommodation is provided. (Service animals only. Sorry, no ESAs.)
Hotels, airbnbs and rooms at one of our residential sites will be arranged for you when working with a school that is far from your home base.
Desired experience & qualifications
Experience working with elementary and middle school students.
Fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required.
Ability to walk/hike 3-5 miles per day.
Comfortable speaking in front of a group.
Ability to travel to schools throughout New England and eastern New York.
Has a reliable vehicle.
A passion for outdoor education!
About Nature's Classroom New England
Nature’s Classroom New England is the largest overnight, hands-on, nature/science/SEL based outdoor education program in the northeast. We provide programming for thousands of elementary and middle school students across New England each year!