Trout in the Classroom Education Instructor


Cause Areas


Tue Feb 13, 2018 - Mon Apr 30, 2018


3100 Dickerson RdReno, NV 89503


Title : Trout in the Classroom Education Instructor

Reports To : Tricia Dutcher, (775) 334-3808

Type of Position : Volunteer (seasonal)

Average Hours : 4 hours per week (more if desired)

Start Date : Tuesday February 13th, 2018 OR Friday February 16th, 2018 (MUST attend one day )

End Date : April 30th, 2018

Location : Oxbow Nature Study Area (3100 Dickerson Rd. Reno, NV 89519), Other Community Locations

Mission Objective : Protect and serve Nevada wildlife through the education of the surrounding community.

Summary of Position :

Conduct and assist with the wildlife education program, Trout in the Classroom , during 6 straight weeks of field trips at Oxbow NSA. Inspire progressive conservation attitudes in children, adults and people of diverse backgrounds through environmental stewardship and professional representation of the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Trout in the Classroom teaches students about the life cycles and habitat of native trout. Stations that will be conducted during Trout in the Classroom field trips include macroinvertebrates, casting, Nevada watersheds, and the most important, the release of trout back into their natural habitat.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Learn more about trout and watersheds in Nevada during facilitated training sessions and through independent discovery
  • Coordinate with Wildlife Educators and other Wildlife Education Instructors to plan a program tailored to each individual age group
  • Incorporate aspects of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into programs based on the age/grade of the class/group (training and information provided)
  • Independently or cooperatively lead an informative and engaging education station while simultaneously managing groups of 20+ students/people
  • Contribute new ideas for program stations
  • Maintain a positive attitude and image while representing NDOW
  • Input hours and car mileage onto the Nevada Department of Wildlife volunteer portal

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passion for the environment
  • Desire to learn new material (we will train/teach instructors on each station)
  • Comfortable speaking to all ages and backgrounds (K-12, colleagues and adults)
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Reliable, timely, self-motivated
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students and other instructors
  • Ability to work outside in the cold and the heat

Other Relevant Information:

Educators must be able to pass a background check to be directly involved with our school programs.



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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week

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