|NATURALIST I Wood Lake Nature Center Recreation Services Department Seasonal Position|
|Organization||Wood Lake Nature Center|
NATURE OF WORK
|Location||Wood Lake Nature Center|
|MAEE Partner||Wood Lake Nature Center|
NATURE OF WORK
Develops and conducts high quality environmental education and interpretive naturalist programs and
works with staff in operation of Wood Lake Nature Center.
1. Conducts high quality environmental education activities with groups of all ages and types of
people, with a focus on K-5 age group.
2. Conducts weekend birthday parties, scout programs and occasional off-site programs.
3. Responsible for the nature center on Saturdays.
4. Assists staff with administrative duties including group scheduling, purchasing, telephones, etc.
5. Answers inquiries from the public about wildlife identification, habits, nuisance problems, etc.
6. Develops and produces seasonal exhibits.
7. Assists in the training and supervision of student interns and volunteers.
8. Assists in building and grounds maintenance as needed.
9. Assists with a variety of daily and summer-long projects such as; prairie management, exotic
species control, and trail maintenance.
10. Assists the planning committee with the Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K races, and plays
a leadership role at the event.
11. Plans and executes a project of their choice.
1. Demonstrates knowledge and identification of flora and fauna prevalent in this area and its
relevance to Wood Lake.
2. Demonstrates knowledge of ecological concepts including succession, predation, population
dynamics, etc. and ability to identify their occurrence at Wood Lake.
3. Demonstrates an ability to work as a team with staff in creating a dynamic nature center
4. Demonstrates an ability to communicate with the public in a friendly and professional manner.
5. Demonstrates an ability to work both independently and cooperatively with staff, interns and
6. Demonstrates an ability to conduct a wide variety of classes in an outdoor setting.
7. Demonstrates an ability to work scheduled shifts, to arrive on time ready to work.
8. Demonstrates an ability to understand and respect the diversity of customers and co-workers,
effectively communicating with individuals whose first language may be one other than English.
1. A degree in biology, wildlife management, environmental studies, elementary education,
environmental education or other field relevant to natural history interpretation.
2. Strong familiarity with Wood Lake, its programs and policies.
3. An ability to conduct programs in a manner consistent with its philosophy.
4. Experience in planning and teaching school aged children of various ages.
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