Missouri River Relief is seeking a passionate and experienced educator who will work directly with the Missouri River Scientists program to provide instruction that builds students’ and teachers' knowledge of the Missouri River.
The Education Instructor works directly with the Missouri River Scientists traveling trunk program to provide instruction that builds students’ knowledge and understanding of the Missouri River. This will be achieved through hands-on lessons designed to deepen the students’ connection to and understanding of how various groups (i.e. scientists and farmers) perceive and experience environmental issues.
The “Missouri River Scientists” (formerly Missouri River All-Stars) program is an educational curriculum for 4th graders that includes four lesson plans about the recovery and management of the endangered Pallid Sturgeon on the Missouri River.
The position’s goal is to support classroom teachers and their implementation of the curriculum using a gradual co-teaching model. The co-teaching model could look something like this:
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Missouri River Relief is a small but mighty 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on, on-the-river stewardship, education, and recreation. Since 2001, we have been growing and deepening our impact throughout the Missouri River Valley from St. Louis to Omaha, NE.
We are known for hosting large, efficient and impactful river clean-up events with hundreds of volunteers. Our experiential education programs served over 26,000 students since 2001, bringing many of those students to the river for the first time. Our recreation programs, including river excursions, floats and races, continue to grow in participation and diversity and in 2020 we added the MR340 paddling race to our family of recreation events.
Send a cover letter and resume to the Education Director Kristen Schulte at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Application: Education Instructor”. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and strong early applications will be contacted sooner in the process.
Or Mail to: Missouri River Relief
PO Box 463
Columbia, MO 65205
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