[job/internship]: Summer beach naturalist, Cama Beach State Park (Camano Beach, WA)

Looking to build some direct experience with environmental education this summer? This is unpaid, but you get free lodging and a per diem for meals. Deadline for application is March 14.

<link to full application details online>

The summer interpretive naturalist volunteer will serve with the education staff and volunteers at Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks on the shore of Saratoga Passage. The volunteer will lead outdoor discovery experiences and experiential education in a busy, fast-paced environment. The volunteer will also have the opportunity to develop a capstone project. The majority of programs will be targeted at children ages 4-12 but teens, adults, and seniors are also often in the audience. The summer interpretive naturalist volunteer will assist staff in developing and maintaining education materials, and presenting evening programs. The volunteer’s role will be to create a sense of stewardship and to provide youth and adults with opportunities to enjoy the rich legacy of Washington State Parks.

Reports to
State Parks’ Interpretive Specialist 2.


  • Lead or assist with seven or more programs per week including interpretive tours, nature and science programs, Junior Ranger programs, craft, and historic skills programs.
  • Lead naturalist hikes over uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Educate and inspire people of all ages and walks of life about temperate rainforest habitats and marine ecosystems.
  • Ensure that all activities on the Cama Beach Foundation “Calendar of Events” are accurate for the week ahead.
  • Performs routine maintenance of interpretive facilities and displays, including light cleaning.
  • Conducts extensive materials preparation.
  • Submit a volunteer timesheet and provide written feedback about the programs and volunteer experience at the end of each month.


  • Energetic, creative individual with high level of self-motivation. Good organizational skills. Excellent communication skills. Creativity and new ideas are encouraged.
  • 2 years of college or equivalent practical experience.
  • Helpful background and experience include: experience as an educator (formal or informal), experience interacting with the public, experience as a nature interpreter or guide.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. Ability to hike over uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • The normal schedule is Thursday through Monday and 39.75 hours per week. The volunteer may be asked to serve some evenings and during the Independence Day weekend.
  • Must be able to begin volunteering by Thursday, June 21. Must serve through Monday, August 27. (The first day can be as early as Thursday, June 14; the last day can be as late as Monday, September 10).
  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Puget Sound region desired.
  • Ability to serve cohesively as a member of the Cama Beach State Park team.
  • Ability to maintain composure if exposed to negative comments from the public.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Per Diem for meals and incidentals

  • Parks asks that this volunteer provide at least 400 hours of services during a 13-week period.
  • Cama Beach Foundation will provide per diem of $30 for meals and incidentals for each day of service.
  • Lodging at Cama Beach State Park will be provided by State Parks.

Please send a one-page cover letter indicating interest in this position and a one-page resume including three references.
Closing Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

[course]: OCEAN 497C: Oceanography in the Service of Society

Hello students and faculty,

This spring, Tansy Burns and I will be offering a special topics course called Oceanography in the Service of Society.

This course will train students in application of key ideas and principles from Oceanography to address immediate societal needs in education, human health and aquaculture. Course content is designed to provide core knowledge, practical skills and real-world experience in Earth Sciences pedagogy and environmental monitoring.

This content is relevant to students aspiring to be skilled educators at the K-12 through University levels; to gain qualifications for a wide variety of jobs in environmental consulting, marine industries, or technology; or to be basic researchers in Oceanography with improved insight into applications of their work.

Students will work in small groups to undertake projects focused on C-STEM education or aquaculture-related environmental monitoring. Students will be mentored by the instructors and by practicing professionals in assessing needs, designing and implementing effective low-cost solutions, and reflecting on how Oceanography can and should contribute to societal well-being.

Projects may involve off-campus work trips to schools, aquaculture facilities or other relevant field sites.

The course is 3 credits. Students may sign up for OCE 497C (SLN 21431) or OCE 506 (SLN 21432). Students enrolled in the 500-level course will undertake additional activities in designing evidence-based learning frameworks for Earth Sciences teaching or analysis and synthesis of marine environmental monitoring data.

Meeting time is Wednesday, 4:30-7:20, in a single block to facilitate participation by working professionals. During project implementation, some class meetings may be replaced by working group meetings with instructors and practitioners.

Please contact Tansy Clay (tansy@uw.edu) or me (random@uw.edu) for further information.


Danny Grünbaum

[job]: Environmental Education Assistants (full time, Olympia, WA)

Environmental Education Assistants

$15 to $18 per hour (DOQ) with full benefits
Closes 6/9/17 at 5pm
To apply, or for more information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lottcleanwater 

LOTT Clean Water Alliance’s WET Science Center provides the community with a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn all about water – one of our most precious resources. The WET Science Center is hiring two full-time Environmental Education Assistants. These are one year positions, with optional extension, beginning in July 2017.  Join our education team and help teach thousands of students how to conserve and protect water!

The Environmental Education Assistant is responsible for performing and assisting with a variety of education tasks and interacting with visitors in the WET Science Center. This position plays a key role in the education program by assisting the Education Program Manager with classroom presentations to school groups (5th grade and up), overseeing the hands-on exhibit gallery, leading tours, delivering programs for the community, and taking key messages and educational materials to special events.

Duties include, but are not limited to: greeting guests and welcoming them to the WET Science Center; overseeing the exhibit gallery and interacting with the public to facilitate learning; assisting with research and delivery of classroom presentations and Saturday community activities; leading tours of the wastewater treatment plant and green building; data entry related to program tracking and evaluation;  representing LOTT and the WET Science Center at community events; implementing and tracking the social media program; recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers; writing articles for internal and external audiences;  taking photos of educational activities; and other related duties.

Compensation and Benefits:

These positions pay $15 – $18 per hour depending on qualifications and include a full benefits package. These positions are one year in length with the potential for annual renewal. Working hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional evening and weekend work. A variety of valuable trainings and professional development are also offered throughout the year.


To apply, or for more information, please go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lottcleanwater

Seattle Aquarium 2017 spring/summer job opportunities

2017 spring/summer job opportunities

As the region’s premier resource for hands-on marine science experiences and conservation education, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about amazing Puget Sound and our world’s one big ocean. Join us in our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

The Seattle Aquarium’s conservation and education department is hiring seasonal positions for spring and summer 2017. Multiple positions are available, working with a variety of audiences: school groups, the general public on local beaches, and summer camp participants.

The conservation and education department focuses on providing valuable, inclusive, innovative and entertaining experiences for our audiences. If you are excited about engaging diverse audiences in order to inspire conservation of our marine environment,we want to talk to you!

We are accepting applications for the following part-time, temporary positions:

  • Beach captain (60–80 hours average, February–November)
  • Camp counselor (435 hours average, June–August)
  • Camp lead instructor (475 hours average, June–August)
  • Camp operations lead (530 hours average, June–August)
  • Citizen science instructor (170 hours average, February–June)
  • Greeter/ticket taker (400 hours average, April–early September)
  • Marine science instructor (250 hours average, February–June)

To apply: To view all open job descriptions and application instructions, visit SeattleAquarium.org/jobs.

Application deadlines vary from as early as December 30, 2016 to “open until filled.”
Visit our job board to read specific application deadlines and instructions.

The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

EDUC 401 F & G: Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship

Attention, Juniors & Seniors!

Gain experience and make a difference

Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 F G

UW’s Academic Support Programs is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship” in Winter Quarter 2017. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

  •  Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
  •  Tutoring takes place on campus
  •  Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or 3 credits for working with two students
  •  A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:


For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at:


Volunteer with Orca Bowl 2017

Volunteers from Orca Bowl 2016

Save the date! Orca Bowl is February 25, 2017

We need volunteers like you to help us host the 20th annual Orca Bowl Competition!

Saturday, February 25, 2017
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
University of Washington campus, Seattle

What is the Orca Bowl?

Orca Bowl is one of 25 regional components of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). It is Washington’s regional marine sciences bowl competition for high school students.

Training Sessions

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, January 23, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:30-7:30pm

Find out more information about Orca Bowl and how to get involved through the Washington Sea Grant website.

[volunteer/class]: EDUC 401: Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship

Attention, Juniors & Seniors!

Do You Want to Gain Experience and Make a Difference?

Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

UW’s Academic Support Programs is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship” in Autumn Quarter 2016. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

  • Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
  • Tutoring takes place on campus
  • Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or 3 credits for working with two students
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:


For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at: aredman@uw.edu

[summer job]: Marine Science Educator, Seacamp (Big Pine Key, FL)


Seacamp Association, Inc
1300 Big Pine Avenue
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Company Description: Celebrating our 51th summer!!! A non-profit, residential, environmental educational organization offering marine science programs for 10-17 year olds in a summer camp setting and to visiting elementary, middle, secondary, college, and adult groups throughout the school year.

Description: Staff lead interpretive programs in tropical marine science for campers/visiting schools and participate in hospitality services required to run a residential facility. Extensive training: science seminars; American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding, Oxygen Administration, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer; skin diving leadership; seamanship and boat handling; camp life; and teaching techniques.


Marine Science Instructor: Recent college graduate in marine science, the biological sciences, or a related field. All applicants must be strong swimmers. Teaching experience preferred; SCUBA certification required.

Non-science, summer camp positions are also currently available.

Benefits: Salary/Stipend, housing, meals when participants are in residence, training, worker’s compensation insurance, and staff boat use during time off.

To apply: Send resume with complete work history and cover letter to info@seacamp.org. We will contact you to complete your employment packet. The process will include an application, official college transcripts, and references. Applicants will be required to submit a Level II fingerprint background check and drug screening prior to employment.

[job]: Coastal Discovery Center Assistant Manager, OMSI (Newport, OR)


The Coastal Discovery Center Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the Coastal Discovery Center Manager in successfully running OMSI Outdoors programs, including but not limited to, Outdoor School, Summer Science Camp, Rental Groups, and Family Weekends. This position is also responsible for coordinating and implementing programs, developing curriculum, supervision of summer camp counselors, and providing administrative support. The position requires living on-site near Newport, Oregon at the Coastal Discovery Center.

Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization
  • Supporting OMSI’s Total Guest Experience/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives
  • Professionally represent OMSI with all internal and external contacts with appropriate appearance, action and communication.

Application deadline: June 3, 2016

[full job posting and application details]

Marine Science Summer Camp Instructors (Kodiak Village, AK)

Marine Science Summer Camp Instructors in Alaska’s Kodiak Island

I am looking for adventurous Camp teachers for a Marine Science summer camp in a remote Native village on Kodiak Island, Alaska July 18-22 with a 2-day prep. workshop in Kodiak July 15,16.

  • you love teaching kids about the ocean
  • you have some experience leading kids in hands-on activities
  • you can adapt to changing situations quickly
  • you are ready to live rough and work hard for a week
  • you are curious and willing to learn about the Aleutiq life style
  • a bit of rain and cold does not bother you
  • you are ready to work and live as part of a team
  • you have some prior experience teaching ocean science

I am looking for four Camp teachers and will apply for a travel assistance grant in the order of $1000.- per person to cover travel from Anchorage to Kodiak and from there by small fixed-wing aircraft to Old Harbor as well as food expenses. We will be camping on cots in an old house and making our own meals. I will put people up at my house for the Kodiak workshop.

For more information please email me at switgard@gci.net

Switgard Duesterloh
Asst. Prof. Marine Biology Kodiak College
Kodiak Ocean Science Discovery Program
P.O. Box 2787
Kodiak, AK 99615