Become a Nature on Wheels Instructor this Fall!
Nature’s Classroom New England is the largest 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 and eastern New York each year! Each spring and fall we provide meaningful programs for students at their schools or in local parks. During the program, students participate in an exciting variety of activities, facilitated by Nature’s Classroom instructors.
What We Do
During the school week, we drive out to schools to provide single or multi-day programs mostly for 4th-8th grade students. Your work day will be the same as a normal school day, varying a bit from school to school, but generally done by 3:00. As an instructor, you would teach a group of 13-15 students at a time on topics ranging from wilderness survival skills to simulations designed to demonstrate human ecological impact. Our curriculum has been honed by decades of environmental education innovation and adapted for flexibility with the N.O.W program. A week of paid training and orientation is included in the dates listed below. We are looking for adventurous and passionate educators eager to grow their own knowledge while making a positive impact on the world!
Salary is $125 per day
Mileage rate is $.45/mile with carpooling perks
August 29th until November 18th, includes paid training.
Shared accommodation is provided. We will have two “home bases” in CT and MA. One will serve as your home for the whole season. (Service animals only.)
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.
You should feel comfortable sharing a room with a fellow staff member whose gender identity matches yours.
Experience working with elementary and middle school students.
Fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
21 yrs or older.
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.
Feels comfortable adapting.
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!