Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute is dedicated to providing marine biology experiential educational programs and facilities for learning about the dynamic marine ecology of the Bay of Fundy as well as the coastal, terrestrial and human ecologies of Grand Manan Island. Our goal is to use hands-on, discovery-oriented marine science activities to increase awareness and understanding of these living systems and by extension the living systems of our oceans and planet.
We are seeking an individual with experience in outdoor environmental instruction and some background in marine science to plan and carry out activities for our campers ages 10-17 at our residential marine science, nature, adventure camp. Daytime program includes observations and place-based activities based on marine ecosystems of the Bay of Fundy. Topics include marine mammal biology, tidal ecology, geology, ornithology, terrestrial ecology, culture and history, and the dynamic processes of the ecosystem in the Bay of Fundy.
Environmental Science Instructors are responsible for facilitating daytime field experiences and environmental learning activities on land and at sea. Our core curriculum provides fun, innovative, hands-on, discovery oriented educational, and meaningful lessons in topics that include: marine science, geology, forest ecology, botany, oceanography, coastal / island ecology and ornithology. Lesson planning and curriculum development is essential. Staff also take turns traveling to Maine each weekend to meet and transport new campers to camp.
Plan and facilitate daily science and adventure education program for students
Plan and facilitate group initiatives and team building exercises
Structure camper time and activities to keep campers safe and productive
Enforce safety regulations and provide emergency first-aid assistance when needed
Administer and record/log medications in day program, practice first aid as needed
Dispense camper money from the bank and keep track of bank balance for your students.
Be a positive role model and mentor for campers
Participate in travel and transportation of students to and from Bangor, Maine
Maintain science equipment
Help with general camp maintenance
Assist with big clean days, packing and unpacking.
Complete one summer project to enhance the program.
Participate in Program Planning / Curriculum Development / Staff Meetings
Requirements: Bachelors or Masters degree in natural sciences or education; full drivers license, CPR/First Aid Certification; experience with and enthusiasm for working with youth in an outdoor setting; commitment to camp mission and DEI values; demonstrated leadership, teaching and facilitation skills; confirmed knowledge of a variety of outdoor science activities and skills; familiarity with team building and group dynamics activities to foster self-efficacy, identity, cooperation, and responsibility among campers; desire to be a member of a shared working and living environment; strong work ethic; positive attitude; flexibility; creativity; sense of humor.
Compensation: $600/week plus housing and food. Perks: A number of whale watching trips, puffin trips and kayaking excursions are provided.
Dates and Location: Staff begins on June 9, 2022; camp programs run from June 18 - August 21, 2022. Our camp is located on beautiful Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and brief interest letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, and fill out the “Environmental Science Instructor” section of this form.
Applications due by March 14, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.