NYC’s Twin Rivers Charter School offers a unique opportunity for high energy teachers with vision and creativity to develop cutting edge lessons that integrates classroom and field for teens identified who are looking to understand the application of academic tools. Teachers use the outdoors as an instructional vehicle that leads students to high school completion while also fostering good character and environmental awareness. The program’s highly experiential field format asks staff to plan and implement curriculum in which a week of the classroom lays a foundation for a week of hands-on field study activities and conservation-based work experience. Teachers also plan and facilitate residential “spikes”, camping trip that combine fun, education, community, conservation work, and teambuilding.
AmeriCorps- Outdoor Educator / Youth Development Specialist
The Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist AmeriCorps internship is both highly demanding and highly rewarding working with high school students identified as at risk of academic failure and/or present behavioral challenges. Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialists spend most of their time in direct contact with students, either doing direct student instruction in small groups in a classroom setting, providing environmental education in the field, or facilitating conservation-based, service-learning projects.