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Last Updated: December 12, 2016

See also our School Year Seasonal Environmental Educator Fellowship position.or Summer Seasonal Environmental Educator Fellowship position

What does a typical day look like as a Seasonal Environmental Educator (SEES)?

A typical day at River Bend is anything but typical! Each day is always something new and exciting. However, an average day will start at 8am with opening procedures, animal care, and program prep. The middle of the day is largely spent in programming. Most work days are done at 4:30pm.


During the summer, summer camps will occupy a large portion of your day. Our naturalist camps are from 9am-12pm and our adventure camps are from 9am-4pm. After camp your day is spend designing upcoming program or camps, helping visitors, meeting with staff, or working on special projects.

School year

During the school year time is spent doing a mixture of teaching, program prep, administrative work, scheduling, interacting with visitors, Typically, we have several morning program and afternoon program. The time that isn't spent teaching is spent coordinating within your specific areas (see coordinating roles).

What is the living situation for Seasonal Enviornmental Educators (SEES) like?

Housing is provided. The house is located 1.3 miles from River Bend's visitor center in a quiet area of Faribault. Everyone has their own bedroom but shares common spaces (bathrooms, kitchen, other living areas). There is a large .3 acre backyard that has room to garden or just hang out.

Is there a uniform policy?

All personnel must wear clothing appropriate for the workplace and that they are able to accomplish their job in. Short-shorts, tank tops, midriff revealing, excessively frayed or holey, or inappropriate saying/graphics are not acceptable. Shoes and outerwear are a must in order to teach outdoors in all types of weather.

Summer Naturalist

Summer Naturalist

Summer Naturalist

Summer Naturalist



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