The Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Program is located in Eatonton, Georgia. The program is a residential environmental education program that serves K-12th graders from the Southeast. Classes include lake ecology, herpetology, Native American studies, orienteering, canoeing, and challenge course. The Center can accommodate up to 450 students for a three-day program. The program runs Monday through Friday with occasional weekend groups. We are looking for enthusiastic people with a genuine interest in child development.
Commitment, genuine interest in working with children, creativity, flexibility, well-developed communication skills, leadership ability; a background in Education, Natural Science, Environmental Education, Biology, Forestry, Outdoor Education, or related fields preferred.
Environmental Educators teach 2-hour classes to groups of around 15 students per group. There are three class slots a day, typically one in the morning and two in the afternoon. Classes fall into four main categories: lake ecology, living history, outdoor skills and team building.
Staff training consists of three weeks of staff preparation prior to the arrival of students. Training includes teaching techniques, classroom management skills, class and curriculum outlines, and animal handling.
The salary will be $11.50/hr (includes a limited insurance policy). Fully furnished housing is provided for $20/week. Seasonal Staff may also visit and stay overnight for free at 3 other Georgia 4-H Centers. Fortson 4-H Center is located south of Atlanta. Wahsega 4-H Center is located in the North Georgia Mountains. Burton 4-H Center is on the Atlantic Coast near Savannah on Tybee Island.
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