Located on the coast of Maine, the Ferry Beach Ecology School is a non-profit environmental education organization that provides residential programs for students in the New England area. Our interdisciplinary ecology curriculum focuses on teaching hands-on lessons in basic ecology by using the outdoors as a classroom– a classroom where learning occurs through exploration, scientific investigation, discovery, and sensory awareness. FBES naturalists take students to a variety of ecosystems including ocean, dunes & beaches, forests, rocky tidepools and salt marshes. The curriculum is geared towards 3rd-8th graders. A trip to FBES can be a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to explore and learn about ecosystems such as tidepools, beaches, dunes, salt marshes and coastal forests- places that many of them may never have seen before. The experience of being away from home and learning to live with and get along with others is also invaluable. School teachers from all over New England use this experience as an integral part of their science curriculum. Pre-visit and post-visit activity manuals as well as free teacher training during your visit to Ferry Beach Ecology School help to ensure that the week can be incorporated into the regular school year.
We hire ecology educators on a seasonal basis, both spring and fall. Staff naturalists are responsible for supervising and teaching a group of about 10 students three lessons a day. The lessons are taught outside, are ecosystem-based, and experiential in nature. We hire staff who are hardworking, creative both with improvisational theatre and curriculum development, mature, tolerant of the wide variety of people on campus, trustworthy to work with a group of students, and flexible with their lesson plans.
Please visit our website at www.fbes.org for more information on our programs and positions available.