The Youth Programs Assistant will help with the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter’s youth education programs, including those detailed below. This person will focus on providing high quality, meaningful environmental education and STEM programs to youth ranging from toddlers to high school students. Each youth education program at the Swaner Preserve strives to spark curiosity about the natural world and foster a lifelong love of nature.
The Youth Programs Assistant must be personable, creative, flexible, team-oriented, and highly organized. They should have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and enjoy working with youth. A positive attitude is a must, as well as a willingness to work in an outdoor setting in variable weather conditions. This position requires some evening and weekend work, and reports to the Education Director at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter.
The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, USU Extension, sparks curiosity about the natural world and inspires a connection to it. With 1,200 acres of breathtaking open space nestled amidst expanding development and a LEED Platinum museum with interactive exhibits about the surrounding environment, Swaner is a refuge for an abundance of wildlife.
We offer weekly nature tours, wildlife viewing opportunities, a broad range of youth programs from summer camps to field trips, a variety of walks, talks, and workshops for adults, and a gift shop with local and eco-friendly art. The Preserve holds nearly 10 miles of trails, 170 species of birds, and hosts a variety of conservation research projects. Visit the EcoCenter to learn more!