The 4-H Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally-focused outdoor education programs for Maine youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor.
Environmental Educators provide hands-on ecology immersion for students as part of our Open Air Classroom. All school programming is customized and showcases our Earth Connections curriculum as well as BEETLES teaching methodology. Programs work with students across grades K-12. As an Educator, you will develop and implement the program curriculum, schedules, and new projects in support of our overall mission.
Develop and teach hands-on, ecology, STEM, group building, and outdoor skills-based lessons to grades K-12 for day, overnight, and after-school programs
Deliver programs in schools and at multiple sites, including our learning centers in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor, ME (some travel is required)
Teach and facilitate 4-H agriSTEM programming virtually via Zoom and in-person
Contribute ideas for continual development of programs, interpretive trails, and educational displays
Work independently and with staff to develop and maintain teaching resources
Participate actively in staff training, ongoing professional development, and daily staff meetings to plan and evaluate programs
Take part in routine tasks of cleaning and kitchen duties, gardening, general camp chores, and upkeep of program spaces to support the staff community
Demonstrate responsible and safe decision-making skills in all aspects of outdoor programming
Transport students in University vans to program sites
Foster interpersonal relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect
Work approximately 40 hours per week (typically) Monday morning through Friday afternoon with some evening and weekend program responsibilities
Experiential education experience with youth, preferably in an outdoor setting
Knowledge of ecological concepts and natural history
Ability to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions
Safely lead groups over various terrain (uneven ground, roots, uphill hiking), while carrying a small backpack with teaching and first aid supplies
Basic First Aid/CPR certification
Preferred: Wilderness First Aid; lifeguard certification
About UMaine 4-H Center at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove
The UMaine 4-H Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally focused summer camps for youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor. Programs emphasize community living, respect for others, fun, safety, responsibility, and the joy of being a part of the natural world. Our mission is to teach and inspire people from Maine and beyond to be effective and caring citizens of the earth through affordable environmental education and fun nature-based experiences. We strive to develop lifelong skills and a sense of community spirit.