Creative Thinkers Needed to Develop Educational Content for Wildlife Protection and Conservation
With the advent of new learning strategies, we've ramped up the development of educational content that makes it easier for teachers to teach, for students to learn, and for parents to adapt to their unwitting and unfamiliar roles as academic coaches.
New England Primate Conservancy is a conservation and animal protection organization that is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to build a better tomorrow for all the Earth's citizens. Education is the heart of animal protection. 70% of our primate cousins are threatened by extinction. All are threatened by human activities. If they are at risk, so too is every other species that share their environment. Saving one species saves many.
For this volunteer opportunity, you should have experience creating project-based educational content for grades K-12 or for specific age groups in between. The activities will be accessible via the NEPC website. They could be online activities, printable activities, or a combination of both. For example, our current activities include videos, slideshows, graphics, and downloadable games.
If you’re an experienced teacher, this opportunity may be for you.
If you are a creative individual with learning activity development experience plus a passion for conservation and wildlife protection, this opportunity may be for you.
Familiarity with primatology, anthropology, conservation-related issues, earth sciences, environmental protection, or primate-related subject matter would be beneficial. Understanding of STEM or STEAM standards-all the better.
This volunteer position can be accomplished from your home, with email and phone correspondence with the Educational Content Director. You must have internet and email access. NEPC will provide access to appropriate apps.
Minimum age 28.
10-20 hours per month. We'll work with your schedule. More time may be required during the activity creation process. Less other times.
Please send your letter of interest and resume or CV to:
ATTN: Debra Curtin
About New England Primate Conservancy
PO Box 23, Merrimac, MA 01860, US
New England Primate Conservancy is committed to leaving a legacy of hope and tools to create a better tomorrow for all of the Earth's citizens.
Did you know that two thirds of all primate species and subspecies are endangered? All nonhuman primates are threatened by habitat loss caused by human activities. But there is hope. Since the problems are caused by human activity, they are preventable, repairable, and reversible. We can each take small steps in our daily lives, in our daily choices, to create change for the better.
In addition to raising awareness about our environmental impact, humane education strives to develop empathy and tolerance toward all creatures, which facilitates the leap to empathy and tolerance for differences in people. Over 30 years of studies confirm the direct correlation between abuse and neglect of animals and violence against people. By the same token, compassion for our fellow animals can be an indicator of our compassion for each other. When we protect and advocate for our fellow animals, we are part of a much larger solution. Join us. Contribute to the solution.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
August 19, 2021
- General Education
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
- Critical Thinking
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 28
- 10-20 hours per month. We'll work with your schedule. More time may be required during the lesson development process and less so during other times.
- You must have strong internet and email access. NEPC will provide appropriate apps. Minimum age 28.