Summer Naturalist

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)

About the organization

Every year, ACES offers an intensive Summer Naturalist program at ACES at Hallam Lake, our visitor center and 25-acre nature preserve in the heart of downtown Aspen. Summer Naturalists receive valuable training and experience while leading guided hikes and conducting environmental education programs at Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, the Maroon Bells, ACES sites at Hallam Lake, the Catto Center at Toklat, and Rock Bottom Ranch, and at various other iconic locations around Aspen.
The Summer Naturalist program has dual purpose. First, ACES aims to provide the best possible learning and working experience to Naturalists. The second goal is to offer informative and inspiring educational interactions through ACES' guided tours and classes.

Duties

Responsibilities
Lead interpretive nature walks at Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and the Maroon Bells in the White River National Forest
Assist with management of the Hallam Lake visitor center and 25-acre nature preserve
Learn about Rocky Mountain ecology
Teach environmental education programs for children
Conduct bird of prey programs with ACES' resident injured birds of prey
Educate the public on ACES efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy projects
Involvement in special projects including indoor plants and live animals, indoor trout stream and rearing troughs, garden and guided trails, and birds of prey program

Compensation
$300 weekly stipend
Shared housing provided within walking distance of ACES
Weekly food box from ACES Rock Bottom Ranch
Tuition-free participation in one or more of ACES Naturalist Field School courses

Dates of Employment
June 6th - September 5th, 2021 (June 6-17 mandatory staff training)

Qualifications

Degree or focus of study in the natural sciences, environmental education, or related field
Strong communication skills
Self-motivated with a sincere interest in the environment
Experience working with the public
First Aid & CPR certification
Must be a US citizen

Salary

$300 weekly stipend, shared housing provided within walking distance of ACES, weekly food box from ACES Rock Bottom Ranch, tuition-free participation in one or more of ACES Naturalist Field School courses

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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