Earth Conservation Corps
The Earth Conservation Corps (ECC) helps young adults with limited opportunities learn to take pride in themselves and their community through important conservation work and training. The Environmental Educator is responsible for developing the Earth Conservation Corps’ (ECC) educational programs including: the Anacostia Raptor Watch curriculum, camps, and classroom visitation. ECC’s service is focused on a variety of outdoor projects ranging from the restoration of the Anacostia River and its watershed, to conducting outreach to surrounding communities. Duties: Essential/Specific
- Identify and develop the educational curriculum for the various projects along the Anacostia River.
- Align ECC's environmental education programming with the District's Meaningful Watershed Experience requirement
- Develop online curriculum for Eco Schools program for elementary, middle school, and high school levels using the foundation created by the National Wildlife Federation.
- Develop curriculum for online summer camp youth ages 6-12.
- Refine existing curriculum used by ECC and partners.
- Prepare educational activities that will promote an experiential learning experience for students. Prepare and deliver online workshops to enhance understanding of conservation work and youth development.
- Experience in developing and teaching an experiential curriculum, methods and techniques in resource development for nonprofit organizations.
- Strong technical writing skills and ability to articulate environmental and youth concepts and ideas.
- The ability to create a clear vision for a program. Develop immediate objectives and methods of achieving the ultimate program objectives and select materials and methods of teaching to accomplish these goals. Develop and deliver training programs for young adults to enable them to effectively lead and teach students about the environment. Identify and support staff and youth development opportunities.
Qualifications: The ECC Environmental Educator should have curriculum development experience, knowledge of environmental curricula and a background working with youth. Bachelor’s degree is preferred, experience working with urban young people is a plus.
Experience: Curriculum Development: 2 years (Preferred) Technical Writing: 1 year (Preferred)
Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.
About Earth Conservation Corps
2000 Half Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, US
The mission of the Earth Conservation Corps is to "empower our endangered youth to reclaim the Anacostia River, their communities and their lives."
The Earth Conservation Corps is a nonprofit youth development and environmental service organization located where the heavily polluted Anacostia River flows through our nation's capital's most disadvantaged communities. Since 1992 we have been successfully reclaiming two of America's most endangered resources -- our youth and our environment.
We use the challenge and promise of restoring the Anacostia River to engage unemployed community youth in workforce training, environmental education, and media arts to help them learn the skills they need to become candidates for the emerging workforce and environmental stewards through advocacy, action and community service.
A small but highly trained staff provides Corps members with the leadership skills and environmental expertise to empower them to engage thousands of local and national volunteers of all ages in the restoration of the Anacostia River.