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E-M:/ Instructors needed for the NWF NatureLink Lake Superior FamilySummit



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Enviro-Mich message from "Nikol Carr" <CarrN@nwf.org>
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National Wildlife Federation
Lake Superior Family Summit
July 29 - August 4, 2000
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI

¤ Natural & Cultural History ¤ Outdoor Adventure¤ Wildlife/Nature Arts * Hike Leaders ¤ Youth & Teen Programs ¤ Childcare

NatureLink Family Summit:
Since 1970, NWF has sponsored Family Summits, educational programs held during the summer months focusing on natural history, environmental issues and outdoor education.  These five-day outdoor discovery programs are designed for individuals, educators, and families who would like to explore the ecology of unique natural areas, learn more about nature, and increase their awareness of environmental issues.  NWF is offering one Summit in the summer of 2000, expecting approximately 350-400 participants ranging in ages from preschoolers to adults.  NWF is currently seeking qualified individuals to teach classes and lead field trips for the Family Summit programs. 

Who Should Apply:
The National Wildlife Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking academic professionals, naturalists, scientists and other qualified instructors to teach adult and young adult participants about the natural history and environmental issues of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   Several openings to instruct young people are also available with the teen, youth, preschool and child care programs.  Minorities and persons of ethnic/cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.  Please note: Preference will be given to local applicants living near the Summit location who demonstrate an expertise in the natural history, wildlife & ecosystems of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

 Presentation/Class Format:

A variety of programs are offered, from 90 minute lectures and slide presentations to hands-on field courses and field trips ranging in length from ˝ day to full day (emphasis on classes that include some type of field trip).  Typical classes include: wildlife ecology, bird-watching, geology, plant ecology, local history, Native American culture, environmental justice, urban environmental education, nature drawing, photography, painting, outdoor adventure, local and national environmental issues. Please keep in mind that the theme for the 2000 Summit is Water for Life: Keep the Wild Alive.  Class size will be determined by type and content.  

Stipend/Honorarium:

NatureLink Family Summit instructors for adult and family classes are offered an honorarium based on the number of programs taught during the Summit week.  Standard honorariums are $30.00 per 90-minute program (i.e., $150 if the session is taught 5 times), $65.00 per ˝ day class or field trip, and $125.00 per full-day trip, depending on the program and instructor qualifications.  Contact the Summit Coordinator for information regarding the honorarium scale for instructors of the youth and teen programs.

Lodging, Meals and Benefits:

**If teaching 15 or more class hours for the week and live more than 30 miles from the Summit site, lodging and meals for the entire Summit week are covered at double occupancy rates for the instructor by NWF.  Living on-site during the conference allows instructors to be actively involved in the Summit and to interact with participants throughout the week.  
In addition, NWF provides tuition to the Summit programs for the instructor and one adult guest or one youth/teen guest. Summit tuition for guest does not include meals or lodging. Benefits also include an invitation to the Faculty Brunch on Saturday, July 29, 2000, for self and family.

**If teaching 15 or more class hours for the week and live less than 30 miles from the Summit site, a meal card will be provided for the days of teaching.
In addition, NWF provides tuition to the Summit programs for the instructor, and one adult guest or one youth/teen guest. Summit tuition for guest does not include meals or lodging. Benefits also include an invitation to the Faculty Brunch on Saturday, July 29, 2000, for self and family.
  
**If teaching less than 15 class hours for the week and live less than 30 miles from the Summit site, lodging and meals are not covered by NWF.
NWF provides tuition to the Summit programs for the instructor and invitation to the Faculty Brunch on Saturday, July 29, 2000, for the instructor.

*NatureLink Family Summit program fees for additional guests are $400 for adults 18+, $325 for teens 13-17, $300 for youth 5-12 and $150 for 3 and 4 year olds. 

Application Procedure: 
Application consists of a program proposal(s) in writing, in the following format:  
1.  Program/course title.
2.  Course length - 90 min, 3 hours (1/2 day), 6-8 hours (full day).
3.  A brief course description and instructor biography (one paragraph each) to be used in marketing the class or field trip to participants.   
4.  Educational objectives of the program, including ways for participants to share the information learned with others or to take action in their community relating to the class topic.
5.  List of 1-2 books or articles that compliment the course or provide participants with more information on the subject.  
6. Optimum class size.
7. Audio-Visual or transportation needs.  

New applicants should also enclose a current resume and a list of 3 references demonstrating the applicant's teaching ability.  Please include a phone number or numbers where you can be reached to arrange a telephone interview.  Application material should be send to:

LAKE SUPERIOR FAMILY SUMMIT:
Nikol Carr
Coordinator, NatureLink® Family Summit
National Wildlife Federation
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA  22184-0001
E-MAIL: carrn@nwf.org			


Deadline for application is January 31 1999.



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