WMI seeks to hire qualified and trained individuals to be hired as instructors for the Winter and Spring 2021-2022 field seasons. Instructors will be contractors and paid $125 per diem to facilitate field trips. Training is included.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to
To apply submit a resume to Hilary Lambert, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see more about our programs visit www.wasatchmountaininstitute.org/programs
Winter 2021-2022 SnowSchool
A program of the Winter Wildlands Alliance, SnowSchool is a bridge connecting kids to the world of snow science and winter recreation. Curriculum is aligned with NGSS standards and designed for kindergarten to high school and combines a field trip in the snow with classroom presentations. Students learn about hydrology, winter ecology, wildlife, and snow crystals. They also make a vital connection between the snowpack–the largest reservoir in the West–and the water they drink every day. Wasatch Mountain Institute is proud to be one of 70 SnowSchool sites across the country.
Field Science Day Program
Venturing to the Rock Cliff Recreation Area at Jordanelle State Park, students from schools on the Wasatch front and back will spend a day hiking, exploring, and conducting field science experiments, all while building community with their fellow students and teachers. Small field groups of 8-12 students paired with a school teacher or chaperone and facilitated by experienced WMI staff will rotate through six stations spread throughout the Rock Cliff Recreation Area. Students will achieve SEEd content objectives while exploring riparian and montane habitats and developing their recreation skills. Each station has a different field-science or community building component, including exploring macroinvertebrates and water quality, identifying local flora and fauna, nature journaling, water quality monitoring, and building classroom community. This program will support classroom teachers in learning how to take curriculum outdoors, demonstrating best practices for teaching and learning outdoors, and engaging in experiential learning.
From visionary watershed management and protection to legendary outdoor recreation, the Wasatch Mountains play an outsized role in the economic and social wellbeing of Utah. To ensure future generations continue to value and steward this vital resource, Wasatch Mountain Institute leads place-based outdoor educational programs. These experiences immerse a broad array of participants and partners in natural science and field research, eco-entrepreneurialism, and the development and application of new technologies - all specifically designed to enhance people’s connection to the Wasatch Mountains.