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Seeking Environmental Education Coordinator for Nature Preserve

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

NPAT is seeking an Environmental Education Coordinator

to develop an educational program, including student activities and curriculum; education for educators and volunteer groups for Lawther Deer Park Prairie Preserve (DPP) located in Deer Park, TX 77536.  (Relocation package is NOT offered.)

Job Requirements:

Experienced Teacher with Texas Certification in Science Education;
Experience with Environmental Education for Development and Implementation of Education Program for a Nature Preserve;
Must be flexible and have the ability to work in a variety of settings including outdoors;
Must be able to work independently, be creative in problem solving, and have the ability to work collaboratively to achieve goals; 
Must have highly developed communication skills.

Job Description

Development of student activities, a program to train teachers to teach the prairie, and facilitation of a partnership with local school districts, businesses and other NGO’s including the greater Houston area will be required. 
Development of grassland biome curriculum to include demonstration trunks and activities to be taken to local schools for presentation to classes will be required.
Ability to work with school district personnel in planning school presentation activities and logistics to facilitate use of the preserve is needed.
Develop and implement a plan to offer prairie education opportunities to non-public school groups like boy scouts, girl scouts and private schools.
Coordinate with maintenance volunteers and managers of the prairie site to ensure appropriate and timely maintenance activities that do not interfere with each other.
The position may also require
-interaction with city officials, chamber of commerce and local newspapers to promote the on-site education program.
-working with universities that are interested in planning programs and research projects at the prairie preserve.

To apply for this position

Please send cover letter and resume via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) PLEASE DO NOT CALL.

Essential Functions

Coordination

Research, prepare, and present an effective outreach and prairie environmental education program for DPP visitors;
Prepare a series of Prairie training modules for educators;
Prepare modules using Prairie Education “Trunks” and Air and Water Pollution Demonstration Kits to presented in local school classrooms;
Meet with committees and directors of other non-profits on a regular basis to coordinate all activities at the site and related partnership activities that promote conservation/education of area prairies;
Interact with city officials, chamber of commerce and local newspapers to promote the on-site education program;
Develop and coordinate a volunteer program that facilitates the goals of the preserve including Eagle, Boy and Girl scouts, private groups and other organizations;
Coordinate with maintenance volunteers and managers of the site to ensure appropriate and timely maintenance activities do not interfere with visitor programs;
Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Skills and Knowledge

Ability to work collaboratively with other professional educators and non-profits
Must be flexible and have the ability to work in a variety of settings including outdoors
Must be able to work independently, be creative in problem solving and have the ability to work collaboratively to achieve goals .

Minimum Qualifications

Texas Teacher Certification in a Science Field with 10 or more years of experience
Presentation skills required
Retired Teachers are encouraged to apply
Experience with Environmental Education for Development and Implementation of Education Program for a Nature Preserve is helpful.

Dedicated Volunteers - MultiTaskers

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

What do these NPAT members have in common?

Kim Conrow, Fort Worth, Susan Gregory, Dallas; Bill Hopkins, Fort Worth; Linda Knowles, Houston; Martha Peet, Fort Worth; Steve Schwartzman, Austin; Jason Singhurst, Austin; Suzanne Tuttle, Fort Worth…

They are just a few of many of you, our dedicated individuals who are ‘MULTI-TASKERS’!

Each of these individuals also dedicates time, energy and expertise to another of our ‘partners in conservation’, NPSOT, a.k.a. Native Plant Society of Texas. 
Be sure your open the link below where you can subscribe and receive the NPSOT News, their quarterly magazine containing articles about native plants and plant habitats, as well as information about the society and its activities: check out this link!  The NPSOT News, Vol. 36 No 1|Winter edition includes some SPECTACULAR photographs and informative articles well worth our time. Be transported to vast and colorful Big Bend National Park! (We thought our Central and North Texas snow pic’s were great… wait until you see theirs!) 
And, thank you, to all our NPAT Multi-Taskers
We non-profit organizations could not operate without your dedication!

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