Wild Ambassadors: Education and Outreach Team: Member

Education and Outreach Team Member

General Description:

The Education and Outreach Team Members will be responsible for the creation of engaging native-wildlife-focused content for short presentations to children during Wild Campus’ annual community celebration of native wildlife, Wild Family Day, as well as participating in the planning and execution of Wild Family Day. Also give short presentations in pairs (lesson plan provided by Putah Creek Council) to local grade-school classes participating in our new Adopt-a-Wild-Flat program, in which children will be growing flats of native plants for our restoration projects.

Responsibilities of all Team Members:

  • Attend mandatory weekly team meetings and find out what you missed from another Team Member if you must miss a meeting.
  • Write down the dates for all deadlines provided by your Team Leader in your calendar and set reminders.
  • Meet all deadlines your Team Leader has set in your team’s Action Plan, as well as any set by Directors.
  • Communicate any and all problems to your Team Leader, unless the problem involves this leader, in which case you should speak to your Director directly. We believe good communication is the key to a healthy organization, so please come forward about any issues that may arise immediately so a solution can be identified.
  • Alert your Director if you think the workload is not being shared equally by all Team Members.
  • Maintain organized digital documentation of your team’s activities as well as resources used during the year and regularly load them to the Smartsite.
  • Maintain list of people that your team encounters to further expand Wild Campus’ network using the template provided in the Wild Torch document.

Responsibilities of the Education Team Members:

  • Familiarize yourself with the basic guiding principles of Environmental Education.
  • Work with your team to create engaging native-wildlife-focused lesson plans for Wild Family Day.
  • In pairs, give brief presentations to local grade-school classes participating in our Adopt-a-Wild-Flat program (content provided by Putah Creek Council).
  • Help to lead a field trip (under the guidance of their teacher) any of the grade-school classes that would like to plant their native plants at the Wild Reserve.
  • Participate in a brief presentation to the Wild Woodshop students about the importance of their contribution of constructing Wild Homes.
  • Work with the Event Coordination Advisor to plan for Wild Pic-nic Day.
  • Work with the Event Coordination Advisor to plan for Wild Family Day.
  • Assist your Team Leader in the general operation of WFD on the day of the event.

Qualifications:

  • EDU 142 preferred but not required.
  • Must be good with children, and enjoy teaching them about wildlife conservation.
  • Passionate about wildlife conservation and it’s dissemination to the public.
  • A genuine aspiration to change the world for the better.
  • A belief that individuals can make a difference, and that the difference is worth the effort.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Actively seeks help from more knowledgeable sources and/or fellow members.


Timeline:

Fall Quarter:

            {Team Planning Phase}

  • Team Members selected near end of Fall Quarter.
  • Orientation Meeting — meet your fellow Team Members and get familiar with what Wild Campus does. First team meeting will be set for early Fall Quarter.
  • Familiarize yourself with the basic guiding principles of Environmental Education.
  • Create meeting schedule for remainder of quarter at first meeting.
  • Decide on objectives and brainstorm ideas for lesson plans with your team.
  • As a team, set up meeting with your team’s Education Advisor(s) to discuss your ideas.
  • In pairs, give presentations of the Adopt-a-Wild-Flat lesson plan (provided by Putah Creek Council) to local grade-school classes during Fall/Winter Quarter.
  • Decide on your lesson plan’s content.
  • Participate in a presentation to the Wild Woodshop students about the importance of their contribution of constructing Wild Homes.

Winter Quarter

 {Plan Implementation Phase}

  • Meet with your team to create a meeting schedule for Winter Quarter
  • Meet with Event Coordination Advisor(s) to check in about Wild Family Day details.
  • Give any scheduled presentations to participating Adopt-a-Flat classes

Spring Quarter:

            {Plan Implementation Continued}

  • Make final adjustments to your lesson plan.
  • Test your lesson plan’s effectiveness by giving presentations at local grade-school classes that are participating in our Adopt-a-Wild-Flat program.
  • Start to prepare for Wild Family Day early on in the quarter.
  • Present your lesson plans as a team to your team’s Education Advisor(s).
  • Incorporate the feedback into your lesson plan.
  • Finalize your lesson plan.
  • Meet with Event Coordination Advisor to discuss plan for WFD.
  • Sign up for a shift sometime between 9am to 2 pm on Picnic Day (to be organized by your Team Leader) to participate in Wild Campus’ portion of the wildlife exhibit in Academic Surge. We will have a Wild-Pic-nic Day photo-op banner where the public can pose as a native species as well as Wild Homes for sale.
  • Practice the lesson plan with one another in preparation for Wild Family Day.
  • Assist your Team Leader in the general planning prior to the event, as well as the general operation of Wild Family Day on the day of the event.
  • Present your final lesson plan to the event attendees at a booth at Wild Family Day.
  • Turn in Wild Torch document (template provided) as your team’s final project.

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