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Article by: Louise Jett, ljett@lc.edu

 

 Swarovski Waterschool Educator


Job Type: part-time (approx. and no more than 29 hour/ wk)
Job Duration: April - December 2017, with likely extension for two years pending additional funding
Organization: The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center/ Lewis and Clark Community College
Location: East Alton, IL (St. Louis Metro East region)
Pay: $18.29/hr
Last Date to Apply: April 3, 2017 (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
 
The Swarovski Waterschool educator will have an exciting opportunity to join a project on the ground level, in advance of the summer launch of the newly developed Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program housed at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC). The Swarovski Waterschool global programs, established along many rivers of the world including the Danube (Austria), Ganges (India), Yangtze (China), Nile (Uganda), Amazon (Brazil), and now the Mississippi (United States), educates children ages 8-15 and their communities about the ecological, economic, social and cultural issues that affect water use on a local and global level, and provides clean drinking water and sanitation in schools and communities across the globe. The newest Swarovski Waterschool at NGRREC is the first in North America and is located on the Mississippi River, at the confluence of the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers. NGRREC’s Swarovski Waterschool educator will join a team of professionals to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs relating to the Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program. A primary goal of this Waterschool program is to empower youth to make tangible, positive impacts on how their community interacts with and makes decisions about the watershed. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hands-on educational activities and educator professional development designed to increase student understanding of the human connection to and reliance on a healthy, functioning river ecosystem by people living alongside and with the Mississippi River.
 
Position Description: Work with the Education Director and Swarovski Waterschool partner team to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs relating to the Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program, a program housed at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. The goal of this Waterschool program is to empower youth to make tangible, positive impacts on how their community interacts with and makes decisions about the watershed. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hands-on educational activities and educator professional development designed to increase student understanding of the human connection to and reliance on a healthy, functioning river ecosystem by people living alongside and with the Mississippi River.
 
Candidates must have a BA or BS in environmental education, life science, environmental science, or other related field. Graduate candidates in areas of environmental education are encouraged to apply. For additional qualification requirements or other  information, please see the full announcement: http://jobs.lc.edu/postings/1110.

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