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Garden and Wetlands Naturalist at Strawberry Point School - 9223

Job Title: 
Garden and Wetlands Naturalist
Strawberry Point School
117 E. Strawberry Dr.
94941 Mill Valley , CA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

Strawberry Point School is located in Mill Valley on the Strawberry Peninsula. Tidal and seasonal wetlands and the Bay are steps away from the school. A garden of raised beds and habitat for local birds and butterflies was created on campus when the school reopened in 2000. Cliff Swallows make their home annually at the school. In 2007, a playing field was installed, a seasonal wetlands was created, and work was started to restore our tidal wetland.

Develop and teach hands on curriculum designed to integrate our school garden, nearby seasonal and tidal wetlands, and bay into the learning process.
Collaborate with teachers to supplement and enhance science curriculum through experiential learning through the garden and wetlands, in conjunction with state science standards.
Work with the Wetlands committee/Chair to support mitigation efforts, including replacing non-native plants with native and monitoring the success.
Develop an approach to continue and improve utilization of the garden including proposed tools, resources and purchases required for an ongoing and sustainable program.
Help to organize parent/student work days, and maintain general garden health

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Develop and teach hands on curriculum designed to integrate our school garden, nearby seasonal and tidal wetlands, and bay into the learning process.
Collaborate with teachers to supplement and enhance science curriculum through experiential learning through the garden and wetlands, in conjunction with state science standards.
Work with the Wetlands committee/Chair to support mitigation efforts, including replacing non-native plants with native and monitoring the success.
Develop an approach to continue and improve utilization of the garden including proposed tools, resources and purchases required for an ongoing and sustainable program.
Help to organize parent/student work days, and maintain general garden health

Education & Experience: 

1. Knowledge, skills & experience
Educated on and experience with local flora and fauna, native plants, and wildlife
Degree or practical experience in ecology, science or related areas
Someone with a background in instruction of elementary school children

2. Essential Physical Requirements:
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with teachers, parents and elementary students. Ability to help with the gardening activities.

3. Schedule requirements:
Ideally, position would work approximately 20 hours a week over four days plus additional days when needed. 10 hours will be working with children and 10 hours dedicated to garden work and preparation. There may be some weekend work in order to coordinate parent events. This person would be available for teachers and students consistently during the school year (with the exception of vacations and holidays). Compensation: $30/hour

Application Instructions: 

Those interested in applying should contact president@strawberrypta.org

Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to the school.
117 E. Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley, CA 94941

Job Categories: 
Education
Horticulture/Gardening