Environmental Educator

Environmental educators are responsible for designing educational materials that engage youth, teachers and the public about nature and environmental issues. They will often lead environmentally based presentations and field tours to help people understand nature through hands-on learning. To do this, environmental educators will develop a variety of materials such as blogs, newsletters and fliers.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Engage youth, teachers and the public about nature and environmental issues
  • Lead outdoor walks in nature
  • Develop environmentally based lessons
  • Follow health and safety protocols during outside environmental tours
  • Develop webpages, newsletters and fliers, promoting resources and programs
  • Participate in fundraising activities and budgeting
  • Prepare grant proposals for programs
  • Provide important information and services to clients and members of the public
  • Give talks and attend environmental educational events
  • Stay up to date with the latest information and discoveries in the field of environmental science
  • Collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve student learning objectives

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • public speaking
  • communications
  • environmental science
  • natural resources
  • chemistry
  • biology

Education/Training Required:

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural education, environmental studies, agricultural communications, environmental science, natural resource management or a related field is required. Depending on the position, environmental educators may need to be credentialed by the state to teach.