Science education is incorporated into all levels of the Summer Youth Program, ranging from practical marine biology and environmental education to basic physics and engineering. We take advantage of our location on Boston Harbor to give students direct experience with this ecosystem and to foster a lifelong sense of curiosity and stewardship. Kids also use sailing as a springboard to explore relevant science topics, like buoyancy, aerodynamics, weather, and simple machines. Our science classes are hands-on, interactive, outdoors, tied to what kids are doing and learning every day, and--most importantly--fun. This job is a fantastic opportunity for a certified teacher who wants to share his/her passion for science without the schedule and testing constraints of a classroom.
The Science Specialist will develop and teach a variety of lessons. Afternoons will be devoted to working with the rising 4th and 5th grade participants in Swim Sail Science, an outreach program that combines English Language Arts and Math (taught by Boston Public School teachers) with swimming, sailing, and science. The Science Specialist will collaborate with the BPS site coordinator and teachers to build a curriculum that will complement the ELA content on simple machines; additional lessons will focus on the marine life of Boston Harbor. Swim Sail Science students will also meet with the Science Specialist for team building activities each morning.
The Science Specialist will also teach one lesson per week to the 8-9 year olds in our one-week introductory sailing class, in which students will learn about the creatures in Couragous’s on-site lobster trap and their role in the harbor ecosystem. In collaboration with Courageous’s Education Director, the Science Specialist will likely create, prepare, and teach up to 3 middle school level lessons (for more advanced sailors) on sailing-related physics, engineering, or weather topics. Additionally, the Science Specialist is responsible for organizing activities and awareness campaigns to promote environmental stewardship, recycling, and resource conservation.
Senior Staff Training: June 22-24
All Staff Training: June 27-July 1
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, from Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, August 19