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Youth Education Instructor Info Session
Do you have a passion for nature and enjoy working with young people? Consider becoming an Eagle Eye Instructor! For the past four years, Kestrel has partnered with Eagle Eye Institute, a nonprofit based in Peru, MA, whose mission is to empower urban youth and people of color to care for the environment. Together, our organizations are working with youth in Holyoke to strengthen teens’ connection with nature and the land, help them gain confidence in themselves, and expose them to new opportunities in the environmental realm.
Eagle Eye has been leading hands-on learning programs in nature with urban youth since 1992, with a vision of a world in which people of all backgrounds are engaged in the care and protection of Earth’s resources everyday. Instructors are an integral part of this work, and we invite you to consider becoming one for the upcoming school year.
Eagle Eye and Kestrel are seeking natural resource professionals, environmental educators, science teachers, students, and nature enthusiasts to share their passion, knowledge, and skills with urban young people who are often just beginning their relationship with nature.
Join EEI for a virtual Instructor Orientation on June 19, time to be determined. The orientation will include opportunities to reflect on our own relationship with the outdoors, learn about the role instructors play as a bridge to nature awareness, and gain tools to engage urban young people in outdoor learning and stewardship.
There is no commitment required to serve as an instructor at this time. We intend the virtual orientation to be an engaging way to connect with and learn from each other and from Eagle Eye’s history doing this work.