Outdoor Environmental Education Specialist

Western Suffolk BOCES/

SCOPE Education Services



The Outdoor Environmental Education Program is seeking a permanent, full-time, year-round, Outdoor Education Specialist for our Caleb Smith Outdoor Learning Laboratory, located on the north shore of Long Island, New York.




November 2017


TITLE:                                   Outdoor Environmental Education Specialist


LOCATION:                          Caleb Smith Outdoor Learning Lab, Smithtown, NY 11787


REPORTS TO:                     Program Coordinator, Outdoor Environmental Education   




·      Bachelors Degree in Biology, Environmental Science or related field

·      A minimum of two years related experience in field science education

·      Responsible individual able to interact with teachers and students in a professional manner

·      Well-organized, capable of maintaining high efficiency while planning and teaching in numerous programs and maintaining upkeep of lab facility and environs

·      Working knowledge of NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards and classroom curriculum preferred




·      Day Use

o   Daily environmental instruction in an outdoor setting

o   Work with multiple classes per day at the Caleb Smith site

o   Training parents before classes arrive

o   Planning outdoor and environmental education program with  teachers

·      Special Services

o   Plan and lead authentic field science programs

o   Off-site education programs, including interpretive canoeing programs, as needed

o   Both outdoor and classroom programs

o   Science support for districts and WSB Special Education Elementary Schools

·      Provide Professional Development

o   Plan and implement an annual teacher in-service course

o   Plan and implement custom teacher in-service trainings in coordination with participating districts

o   Provide internal staff workshops

·      Ensure safe practices for all education programs (preparation/planning)

Lab Operations

·      Maintain Caleb Smith Outdoor Learning Lab and associated buildings.  Responsible for upkeep of facilities both personally and working with Parks Department, Internal BOCES staff, and Program Coordinator in maintaining a safe, clean and organized workplace

·      Budgets and Purchase Requisitions

·      Ensure working order of all equipment

·      Maintain live animal exhibits and ensure ethical and humane care of animals

·      Create and maintain educational displays


·      To work as a member of a team, including networking with colleagues, staff, volunteers, State Parks, BOCES, SCOPE, teachers, science coordinators and field trip sites

·      To conduct other various activities, such as, grant writing, curriculum development and program evaluation

·      Other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Coordinator




Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to Brian D’Ingillo at bdingill@wsboces.org


To learn more about our programs visit our website at

http://www.wsboces.org/ instructional-support-2/ outdoor-environmental- education-program/




Brian D’Ingillo

Program Coordinator

Outdoor Environmental Education Program

810 Meadow Road

Smithtown NY 11787