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Nature Class

WE ARE HIRING!

 

At Little Earth Forest School Iowa we are a big family of inspired educators and skilled professionals in diverse fields who share the calling to help raise the next generation of change-makers.

We all come from different paths, different countries, and with different gifts, but we are all united in the mission to lead the change toward transformative education.

We have big plans and we are always looking forward to meeting like minded people, educators, stakeholders, shakers and movers that want to make the world a better place.

 

POSITION OPEN: Forest School Teacher/Guide

Are you passionate about connecting children with nature and fostering their love for the great outdoors? Do you believe in the power of experiential learning and want to inspire young minds through a unique and holistic educational approach? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

About Us

We are an innovative and nature-centric educational institution committed to providing a transformative learning experience for children through the principles of Forest School education. Our school takes pride in offering a curriculum that embraces environmental consciousness, hands-on exploration, and the development of essential life skills in a natural setting.

Job Description

As a Forest School Teacher, you will be at the heart of our mission to cultivate a deeper connection between children and nature. Your role will involve designing and implementing engaging outdoor programs that promote curiosity, self-discovery, and resilience. You will have the freedom to support the learning experiences, utilizing the local environment as your classroom to spark wonder and a love for learning in our students.

Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and deliver nature-based lesson plans that align with the Forest School principles and the age-appropriate needs of the students.

  2. Foster a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages exploration, creativity, and teamwork among students.

  3. Lead outdoor activities, such as hiking, plant identification, nature crafts, and games, to enhance students' understanding of the natural world.

  4. Encourage environmental stewardship, respect for wildlife, and sustainability practices among the students.

  5. Build strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to create a sense of community within the school.

  6. Monitor and assess students' progress, providing constructive feedback and support for their individual growth.

  7. Ensure the safety and well-being of all students during outdoor activities and excursions.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Education, Environmental Science, Outdoor Education, or related fields.

  2. Forest School certification or relevant training in nature-based education is highly desirable.

  3. Previous experience working with children in an outdoor or experiential learning environment is an advantage.

  4. Passion for nature, environmental conservation, and the principles of Forest School education.

  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to connect with children and collaborate with fellow educators and parents.

  6. Strong organizational as well as adaptive abilities.

  7. First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain one).

  8. Flexibility and adaptability to work in changing weather conditions and different outdoor terrains.

Perks and Benefits:

  1. The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on children's lives and instill a lifelong love for nature.

  2. A supportive and collaborative work environment that encourages professional growth and development.

  3. Competitive salary and benefits package based on experience.

  4. Access to ongoing training and workshops related to Forest School education, effective non violent communication, as well as transformative education.

How to Apply

If you are excited about the prospect of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards through an advanced wholistic education method  amidst the beauty of nature, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant certifications to support@LittleEarthIowa.com. 

Apply today and be a part of an enriching and transformative educational experience that goes beyond the classroom walls.

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