We are looking for inspired and experienced, nature-loving educators to join our Learning Team for 2020-21 and beyond.
Position: Forest Mentor for EPIC Learning Centre
Commitment: Three 5-hour days/week; potential for a job share 2 day/1 day split
Location: Cadboro Bay, Victoria B.C.
EPIC Learning Centre is looking for a passionate individual with wilderness training and a Coyote Mentoring or 8-Shields background to co-lead twelve to fifteen K-3 learners in our innovative nature-based Distributed Learning program. The Mentor is an individual experienced in outdoor education, with a passion for ecological and botanical knowledge and a toolbox full of activities rooted in nature connection.
EPIC Learning Centre operates for three days/week with learners spending 3.5 (of five) hours each day outdoors in the woods, fields and beaches of Cadboro Bay, Victoria B.C. Each day, some learning and play continues in our indoor classroom. The Mentor co-leads two of these days with a B.C. Certified Teacher and has parent volunteer support on the third day.
The Mentor is an integral ‘space holder’ for the learners. This individual facilitates the creation of a brave and empowering container for learners to thrive. A key role for this position is to support learners to connect to themselves, one another and the natural world.
If you are passionate about changing the way education traditionally happens, love getting muddy from head to toe, pause to see a slug ‘in action’, know how to bring children into circle and incite connection and community, and have creative ideas about how to spark learning in a nature-rich environment, we need you!