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Environmental Science Educator - April 2021

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Vermilion Sea Institute

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The Aventureros on a boat outing

Seeking educators who are passionate about working with youth in a dynamic environmental education program in the small fishing village of Bahía de los Ángeles. The Aventureros program is a blend between traditional education support and activity based curriculum in science, conservation, cultural literacy, and entrepreneurship.
We run a field station that is primarily used for scientific research and courses. Now, with local kids being asked to learn online for the first time ever, we've opened our doors are are committing resources to help them succeed. Thanks to volunteers, donated laptops, the miracle of internet, and generous donations, we are growing a community hub and learning center that will have lasting impacts on local kids, and ultimately, local wildlife.
For four weeks, beginning April 5th, we will host 15-20 young people (ages approx 10-15) every weekday with each week highlighting a new theme. Monday - Thursday, the students will work on their remote schooling till noon, have lunch, and then participate in educational activities around a common theme. Friday culminates in "Super Viernes" and a longer activity around the week's theme.
We are looking for visiting instructors to (at minimum) assist with a week, and then to lead a week of activities. Volunteers will gain community connections and invaluable experiences. Rustic lodging onsite will be provided.
We, and our very eager student participants, would love to invite you to contact us and begin a conversation about how you could bring your own week-long curriculum to share with the Aventureros.

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About Vermilion Sea Institute

Location:

PO Box 1904, Bonita, CA 91908, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Vermilion Sea Institute is to foster sustainable and enriching relationships between human societies and the ecosystems that support them. Because we recognize that these relationships are complex and multi-dimensional, VSI supports and implements programs that address not only ecological, but also cultural, economic, and sociopolitical aspects of environmental issues.

Description

Natural resources cover our planet. They are necessary, they are beautiful, they are invaluable, they are the source of both life and commerce. While natural resources are plentiful, access to these life sources is a privilege. We strive to connect people to the natural world, to educate about ecosystems, and to explore through scientific inquiry. Nestled upon the shores of the Gulf of California within the Bahía de los Ángeles Biosphere reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vermilion Sea Field Station (VSFS) has hosted scientists, conservationists, educators, and students since the 1970’s. Currently we are looking to expand our programs for local youth, open our doors to scientific researchers from all over the world, and secure funding for long-term sustainability.

Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

Sat Apr 03, 2021 - Fri Apr 30, 2021

WHERE

Vermilion Sea Field StationBahia de los Angeles, Baja California Mexico

(28.95192,-113.56243)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Spanish
  • Relationship Building
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3pm, planning sessions on Sunday afternoons.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, energetic leader who can adapt and collaborate with a team, take initiative and solve problems. Emergency response and water safety skills a plus.

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