Living on campus, it sometimes gets monotonous to see only people aged 18–22. If you want to add a little diversity in the age groups you see on a daily basis, you should consider being an educational program leader. An Educational Program Leader gets to take kids around the nature preserve and teach them about God's beautiful creation. Holland Cummisford shared some of the reasons she adores her job:
“I love that I get to be outdoors for my job, and I also get to interact with kids of all ages! I have also learned a lot of really cool things about nature and the Ecosystem Preserve while working there. The best part is that it never gets boring, because there are new kids and new adventures every time I work!”
The main requirement for this job is to lead school groups around the nature preserve and teach them specific lesson plans. In discussing necessary requirements, Holland explains that it is important to familiarize yourself with the lesson plan prior to leading a student group and also to bring an enthusiastic attitude. Educational program leaders are reminded to share “teachable moments” with the students throughout their time in the Nature Preserve. For those of you who don't know, “teachable moments” are ways God infuses his essence throughout all of creation. Not only do you get to work with kids, but you get to teach them about how great God is!
Interested in learning more? Email Jeanette Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.