Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) residential environmental learning center located near Lanesboro in the beautiful bluff-country of southeast Minnesota. We believe that together we can provide inspiring experiences which connect people of ages to the environment and each other. We accomplish our mission through a variety of outdoor, hands-on and natural history-based programs.  Find out more by visiting our Programs page »

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Lanesboro, MN 55949, USA
Feb 08, 2018
An Experiential Environmental Educator Training Program Hone your   talents.  Improve your   skills.  Learn from   professionals.  Leave your   mark   as a participant in the Professional Naturalist Fellowship. Spend a year facilitating amazing experiences for students while you develop teaching and public relations skills and opt to earn an Environmental Education Certificate that will prepare you for success as an environmental educator.  The fellowship begins and ends in August and Naturalists are exposed to a wide variety of audiences and classes during the year. They learn by doing, through direct teaching experience guided by staff support, trainings, and a series of evaluations.  Eagle Bluff's primary audience (80% of visitors) is 4th - 8th grade students who participate in our overnight, Residential Program with their school. However, visiting students can range from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Other audiences include scout troops, church groups, at-risk youth, summer camps, corporate groups, family and adult weekends, and college classes.  To learn more about our programs explore our website, especially our education programs, summer camps, and events. Qualifications Able to commit to August 12th, 2018 to August 9th, 2019 B.A. or B.S. degree, related field preferred Ability to live on-site in a dormitory-like setting Experience working with children High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm; an eagerness and willingness to learn Current CPR and Standard First Aid certification Comfortable in moving water and able to hike long distances Willing to operate and participate in high ropes courses and rock climbing wall Related experience as a naturalist, interpreter,  camp counselor, trip leader, or other leadership roles is a plus, but not required. Compensation and Amenities Participants receive an  $850/month stipend  for living expenses and to apply toward the cost of graduate credit or certifications. In addition, participants live in a private wing of the dormitory. Bedrooms are private with a bathroom/suite shared with one other person.  All 12 participants share a common living room, dining room, kitchen, and laundry. As additional compensation, meals are provided when visiting groups are in residence as are food staples for use in the staff kitchen. Along with room and board, Naturalists are offered paid sick time, paid holidays, limited paid vacation time, personal voicemail, internet access, staff gear, and use of Eagle Bluff's recreational equipment. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN, USA
Feb 08, 2018
Summer Camp Naturalist June 3rd - August 10th, 2018 Interested in exploring the Outdoor Education field? Increase your skills as an  instructor and learn the ins-and-outs by joining us for ten weeks this summer as a Summer Camp Naturalist! As a Summer Naturalist, you will be responsible for assisting in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for on-site program participants. Over half of the position focuses on experiences with our summer camp programs, with the rest in outdoor adventure education programs. Qualifications Able to commit to June 3rd to August 10th, 2018 with vacation time June 30th- July 4th, 2018 Currently enrolled as a full time college student (with the completion of at least sophomore year) or recent college graduate CPR/First Aid certifications preferred Interest in, and prior experience working with, youth in an outdoor setting Exhibit characteristics such as: leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, positive attitude, self-motivation, creativity, and enthusiasm Ability to problem-solve and think on their feet Comfortable with heights Able to lift or carry up to 50 lbs., sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time Able to work long hours, five-six days a week with little time off Salary & Benefits Option of Internship credit, dependent on College/University $185/week for the duration of the summer Housing provided on-site – includes WiFi, access to laundry Food provided as meals in the Dining Hall or kitchen staples Access to Eagle Bluff’s adventure gear Firearms Safety Certification Professional purchase discounts Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com