Summer Ecology Program Environmental Educator:


Want to explore the Great Mountain Forest in Connecticut with NYC High School Youth for approx. 2.5 weeks this summer?  

Enjoy teaching hands on science in nature’s outdoor classroom? 

Christodora has 2 new staff openings to join an exciting, discovery-based, research program!

Summer Ecology Program Environmental Educator:

Seeking a college graduate or graduate school student with a background in the sciences and some experience with high school youth.

Teaching Assistant: Seeking college students with a focus of study in the sciences or outdoor education, or some experience in environmental and/or outdoor education.

This is an incredible opportunity to help lead scientific investigations of the forested ecosystems within the Great Mountain Forest (GMF)–where the Yale School of Forestry conducts educational research programs (Norfolk, CT).

The Summer Ecology Program works with approx. 14 high school youth from NYC, presenting a powerful dynamic for direct attention in a small group atmosphere.  Students stay in bunk beds located in rustic cabins with nearby fully functional bathroom facilities, kitchen, and a unique, outdoorsy, library/classroom used by Yale (as well as endless ‘outdoor classrooms’ within GMF).

The Environmental Educator will work with the SEP Director to help students complete all aspects of their original research projects, including presenting to the local scientific community.

The Teaching Assistant will help organize and prepare program, research, and camping supplies, lead student activities, monitor students during free times and as needed, and gain experience in how to lead a 2-week science research project in the deep forest!

SEP Program Dates: 

July 7th to July 23rd (with a few days before/after for training and program wrap-up)

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Summer Ecology Program Environmental Educator

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Please send a cover letter and resume to: 

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