The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Beautiful Kachemak Bay is home for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.  We offer many opportunities for people of all ages to connect with the outdoors through guided walks, tours, educational programs, overnights, school programs and more.  As a 501-c-3 non-profit organization in Homer, Alaska, we deliver educational programs and guided tours to over 12,000 students and visitors every year. Our grassroots organization, started in 1982, enjoys the support of over 350 members, 100 volunteers and a variety of businesses in Homer that assist us in fulfilling our mission.

Since 1984, CACS has held the annual Kachemak Bay CoastWalk event that involves more than 200 volunteers who adopt a section of the Kachemak Bay shoreline and walk it annually, surveying changes, collecting data on marine life and human impacts, and cleaning up beach litter and marine debris.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Homer, AK, USA
Nov 19, 2018
Internship- Paid
Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world? As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist or Intern with the  Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies , you’ll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska. Seasonal staff are employed at the  Wynn Nature Center  (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) ,  Peterson Bay Field Station  (a semi-rustic facility across Kachemak Bay and accessible only by boat), and  Yurt on the Spit  (exploration of invertebrate life living on and around the Homer Harbor Docks).   As an  Environmental Educator  during the spring season (March 25th–May 24th), instill wonder, scientific understanding and love for coastal ecosystems with school groups from throughout Alaska. Lead overnight field trips and day trips in the forest, marsh and intertidal zones. As a  Naturalist, Intern or Environmental Educator during the summer season (May 27th to Labor Day) impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with visitors and groups from around the world. Lead multi-day field studies and guided natural history tours, develop programs for all ages and/or participate in citizen monitoring projects. Duties vary depending on the specific position. Benefits include compensation of $1,760–$2,080 per month DOE and housing. Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, have a background in environmental education and forest and/or marine ecology, and the maturity to live in group situations. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to  Seth Spencer  by January 18th, 2019.  Please indicate in both your cover letter and e-mail subject line the position(s) for which you are applying.   Contact info: Seth Spencer Education Program Coordinator Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies 708 Smokey Bay Way Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-6714