The summer Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship has been the hallmark program of the Wolf School of Natural Science since 1999. Learn to teach hands-on skills of the Neighborhood Naturalist, Traditional Herbalist, Wildlife Tracker, Wilderness Survival Scout, Ancient Artisan, Sustainable Citizen and Environmental Educator, with options to develop one or more of these topics into an area of specialty.
Kim & Chris Chisholm will guide you through this experience alongside veteran faculty and staff as you gain wilderness skills in a fast-paced, outdoor setting. In one summer, you’ll become a professional outdoor educator with skills of backcountry leadership, risk management, and adventure program development – on top of all the in-depth earth skills we teach. Our goal is to ensure that by the end of the summer, you will have the most professional, practical, intellectual as well as hands-on outdoor educational training available, with a specialized skill-set necessary to work anywhere in the field of outdoor education.
2022 Dates for this full-time summer residential training program include June 26 – July 30 plus option to work at $15/hr-$25/hr starting July 31st to teach summer camps through August. Food and facilities are provided throughout the summer, and other benefits include guidance through Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Course field exercises as soon as you are accepted into the program in advance of the summer. Your pay rate in August (and raises up to our $25-$30/hr lead instructor salary) depends on your interest in working as an assistant, co-teacher or lead camp instructor, as well as ongoing training and experience with earth skills education. Apply asap before space fills.