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Environmental Educator

Job Snapshot: 
Generally working outdoors and/or in a theatre or classroom-style setting, your goal is to educate groups about energy conservation, ecology, and sustainability. Whether presenting to school groups or on guided tours, your main goal is helping people learn about environmental issues in a fun and interactive manner, often with a strong hands-on component. You may be working from one site or travelling to multiple locations/classrooms.
Roles & Responsibilities: 
Your job is to educate groups about renewable energy sources, ecology, sustainability, and other environmental issues. You may also be involved in designing workshops, lectures and environmental curriculum. At times, media relations may be necessary.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: alternative energy sources, conservation, climate change issues, sustainability, ecology.

Skills: public speaking, leadership, creativity, innovation, communication, organization, adaptability.

Education and Recommended Courses: 
University education/teacher training is recommended, though experience may be sufficient. Depending on the position, experience with youth may be an asset. Useful courses include sciences, English, environmental studies, sciences, sociology, geography, and political science.
Potential Earnings: 
$20,000-$40,000, depending on education background
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: You will have frequent interactions with other staff/volunteers and the general public (all age groups). At times, you may be required to work alone or in a team.

Atmosphere: You may find yourself in a classroom, at a national or provincial park, or at an outdoor field centre. As some activities will be outdoors, you must be able to work in a variety of different conditions.