Echoes Of Nature is seeking
Part-Time Instructors & Volunteers
We are based in Bowie, MD

Volunteering Opportunities

We are looking to increase our volunteer lineup with dedicated and responsible individuals to help with a variety of tasks. The opportunities can include assisting instructors with large programs (such as our summer camp for a week in June), helping with animal ambassador care, or office assistance. If you care about wildlife and/or environmental education consider becoming an EON volunteer. Can be applied to student service hours.  

If you are interested please email us at

Part-time Instructor

We are looking to hire an enthusiastic and responsible applicant for a part time Educational Instructor position. The position includes presenting programs at schools, day cares, adult centers, and community events as well as some animal care. Programs involve presenting live animals and are hands-on with a focus toward helping children and adults to develop awareness, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world. Presentations would include after school clubs and occasional weekends.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Teach environmental education programs to groups of school children, scouts, birthday parties, adults and those with special needs. This includes all aspects of programming, including set up, clean up, evaluation, and follow up.
  • Programs take place at off-site locations (client’s location).
  • Learn our environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals and objectives of each program.
  • Help to develop new programs.
  • Prepare and maintain program curriculum materials.
  • Create a safe, fun, learning atmosphere for children while projecting a knowledgeable & confident image to parents and teachers.
  • Assist with care of live animal ambassadors.
  • Communicate EON’s mission and project a helpful and positive attitude when interacting with the public, including EON members, teachers, and group leaders in person & on the phone. Position includes some administrative support.
  • Bachelor’s degree in natural science, environmental education, or related field preferred; or currently pursuing degree, but not required.
  • Prefer at least 2 years prior experience in environmental education, outdoor education or early childhood education, but not required.
  • Knowledge of and passion for the natural world. A desire to learn additional natural history information.
  • Enthusiasm for working with children.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable handling or learning to handle reptiles, amphibians, mammals, invertebrates and birds of prey (training provided).
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact well in front of an audience, on the phone, and in writing.
  • Ability to operate common office equipment, a PC and related software. E-mail and internet access in order to check updates and program information on a regular basis.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours.
  • Currently eligible to work in the USA.
  • Valid Driver's license and reliable transportation.

If you are interested please email us at