Garden Educator Assistant
ONE COOL EARTH
The Garden Educator Assistant will work with students and assist a One Cool Earth’s Garden Educator Manager (GEM) with preparing and teaching lessons in school gardens. The position would be well-suited for someone who enjoys working with children and has a background knowledge or strong interest in gardening, education, nutrition, biology, and/or natural resource management.
Responsibilities Will Include assisting One Cool Earth staff to:
- Improve student science understanding by providing engaging, standards-based projects, experiments, and lessons based on ecology, earth, and life sciences, especially on the subjects of watersheds, food forests, and zero waste;
- Increase student knowledge of food cycle, interest in growing fresh fruits and vegetables, and willingness to try new fruits and vegetables;
- Teach engaging garden classes (30 - 60 min.) to 25 students at a time (3 classes per day);
- Support a campus Green Team that manages school composting and recycling;
- Provide basic maintenance for gardens: planting, weeding, pruning, composting, minor irrigation adjustments and repairs;
- Commitment to One Cool Earth’s vision and mission;
- Formal education or significant experience in nutrition, environmental studies, Master Gardener, permaculture or equivalent with strong expertise in organic gardening methods;
- Excellent rapport with children, with at least one year experience in child educational settings (summer camps, Sprout Up!, etc.);
- Experience coordinating school gardens, working as an outdoor educator/naturalist, or teaching nutrition related lessons that will improve the ability to integrate garden based learning into classroom experiences;
- Demonstrated communications and interpersonal skills, able to work with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds;
- Creative, flexible and hard working; able to manage your commitments responsibly;
- Enjoy learning new things and challenging yourself;
- A good sense of humor, wonder, and curiosity;
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ONE COOL EARTH
PO BOX 150, SN LUIS OBISP, CA 93406, US
Every child deserves a place to grow.
We create awesome school garden programs that power healthy, happy and smart youth! Our organization builds gardens in elementary and middle schools all over the county, and teaches hands-on earth science lessons as wells healthy eating habits. Our goal is to support thriving school garden programs at all 43 elementary schools in San Luis Obispo County by 2020.